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Writer : Aki Kaurismaki (adapted for stage by Jack McNamara)
Director : Jack McNamara

One minute you know who you are. The next minute your mind's a blank slate...

The lives of an eclectic community living in abandoned shipping containers are thrown upside down when a mysterious man arrives. With no memory of this name or former life, they begin to help him to find his feet. Whilst a daily serving of soup from a local charity worker begins to nourish his heart and soul, the rediscovery his past could place the lure of his new life in jeapordy.

Featuring a soundtrack from songs of praise to sultry jazz, this part-melancholic love story, part-deliciously deadpan comedy takes you on one man's extraordinary journey from anonymity to unexpected salvation.

Following on from the success of Lars Von Trier's The Boss of it All (Terrific! The Guardian), Jack McNamara cleverly adapts this Cannes Grand Prix award-winning film comedy by one of Finland's greatest modern storytellers.

A delicious blend of hilarity and heart break
Rolling Stone on the Kaurismaki film

Tour booking in April and May 2019, for further information please contact Sally Anne Tye on 0115 973 9121 or sally@newperspectives.co.uk.

Target audience age: Audiences aged 12yrs and above
Running time: 90 mins
Interval length: 20 mins

Welcome

New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, with a specialty in creating dynamic performances for rural audiences. We make ambitious and original theatre, focusing on new writing, adaptations and revivals, which we present in community settings and venues nationally and internationally. We provide career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and manage the rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts . 

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TOURING

IN 2018
CROSSINGS
National rural tour and Pentabus co-production

THE FISHERMEN
 
20 November - 1 December
Arcola Theatre

IN 2019
Spring 2019 tour booking

A poignant tribute to doctors and the NHS

 A Finnish Melancomedy
 


 

NEWS

A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR EMERGING ARTISTS
Become one of six new creative practitioners to learn from and influence future work and practises Find out more here

LONDON RETURN FOR THE FISHERMEN
Sell out show returns to the Arcola in November  Find out more here
 
Headlong and New Perspectives 18 month project culmination in Mansfield Find out more here

SISYPHUS IN SARAJEVO! 
Be Festival Mess Award winner Sisyphus is invited to Bosnia and Herzegovina's international festival in 2019. Find out more here

COLLECTING BOSTON STORIES
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