Novus Theatre

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There is no clear translation of the word ‘Novus’. Over the years it has been thought to mean new, fresh, young, unusual, extraordinary, revived and refreshed. We as a company aim to create work, which can meet all of these possible meanings.

‘We want to help, support and create new and exciting material so that we can constantly adapt to the high pace world of the arts’ – Sam Turton, Artistic Director.

Through a combination of new writing and refreshing takes on established work, Novus aim to create work which draws an audience from all works of life. We feel there is a duty within the arts to develop artists and audience alike. In doing this, we hope to aid the foundation of a new and enticing generation of work.


Connected mandy members:

Gillian Dryburgh
Voice Over: Scottish
2018, Red Riding Hood, Little Red
2018, Red Riding Hood, Little Red
Animal Studios, Bedford
2017, The Yeti, Harriet
The Place Theatre
2016, James and the Giant Peach, James Henry Trotter
University of Bedfordshire Theatre
Elsbeth Smit
Actor
2016, James and the Giant Peach, Aunt Spiker and Miss Spider
University of Bedfordshire Theatre
2015, The Reverse Is Also True, Eddie
Tour
2015, The Reverse Is Also True, Sarah
Norwich Arts; Colchester Arts; Square Chapel Halifax; The Courtyard Hoxton
2015, James and the Giant Peach, Aunt Spiker/Miss Spider
Luton Carnival Arts
Simon Jackson
Technician
2015, Fantastic Mr Fox, Production Manager
Sharnbrook Mill Theatre
Elsbeth Smit
Actor
2015, Fantastic Mr Fox, Small Fox, Badger's son, Rat
Bedford Unversity Theatre
Meg Dawson
Actor
2015, Fantastic Mr Fox, Little Fox
2014, The Reverse is Also True, Eddie
Bedpop Arts Centre
2014, The Reverse Is Also True, Sarah
BedPop Arts Centre
Adam Boyle
Actor
2014, Story time with Mr Fox, Fantastic Mr Fox
The Kiosk, Bedford
2014, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Mrs. Fox
The Mill Theatre Sharnbrook
2014, Fantastic Mr Fox, Badger
Sharnbrook Mill Theatre
Jade Smart
Actor
2014, Fantastic Mr Fox, Bunce
Sharnbrook Mill Theatre
Elsbeth Smit
Actor
2014, Fantastic Mr Fox, Small Fox
The Sharnbrook Mill Theatre
2014, Fantastic Mr Fox, Mr Fox
Sharnbrook Mill Theatre
2014, Fantastic Mr Fox, Farmer Bean (Puppeteer)
Sharnbrook Mill Theatre

Novus Theatre Jobs

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