Finding Nana

Nana goes to Edinburgh

In August 2017, New Perspectives took Finding Nana to the Edinburgh Fringe. We had a fantastic creative team including director Katie Posner, designer Sara Perks, lighting designer Alexandra Stafford and sound designer Arun Ghosh.

As well as some great reviews, we received an overwhelming audience reaction. So many people relating to the story and lots of emotional responses.

The play is set to tour in Feb/March 2018.

See reviews and audience comments.

Finding Nana

Every summer, Jane and her Nana shared the same room in the same hotel in the same seaside resort for the same two weeks. That was until Nana started to lose her memory.

FINDING NANA, Lincoln Drill Hall, May 2013

FINDING NANA, early sharing or rough draft, Lincoln Drill Hall, May 2013

Flitting between the past and present, Nottingham and the Isle of Wight, and childhood and old age, Finding Nana is a play about love and loss, memory, disconnection and finding your way home.

Originally written for Making Tracks, a project started in the East Midlands by Theatre Writing Partnership, Finding Nana was shared as a work-in-progress at Lincoln Drill Hall and Colchester Mercury in May 2013. The play was directed by Esther Richardson with sound by Adam McCready.

Read blog posts from my Finding Nana journey.

January 2012
February 2012
April 2012



One thought on “Finding Nana

  1. Dear Jane,
    I am the place you came to stay after no. 17. When you were here I had no idea of the reason for your trip to the ‘Island’, other than to write. After reading your blog I am sitting at my desk with tears in my eyes, moved by your memories, and astounded by the similarities in our experiences. I have lived on the Isle of Wight for 10 years. I live here because I wanted to start a new life, away from the hecticness and pain of London, back to the place that gave me the most amazing childhood memories. The place that my Nan bought me to every year, an old fashioned, beautiful, magical place that makes everything ‘alright’. And I to, see her everywhere I go, always smiling, & she says to me ‘it’s alright my darling, I’ve just gone on a little holiday’. And still, 30 years on, the short 13 years that my Nan was in my life (she went far too soon) are the most memorable & wonderful of all. Thanks Nan for my old fashioned, ‘famous five’, child hood & for giving ‘The Island’ to me.
    I completely know & understand how you feel Jane, the memories sometimes take my breath away, I loved reading about your Nana. xx

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