"A simple story told beautifully...the characters live with you long after the lights come up" Exeunt Magazine

"Kaurismaki's mixture of absurdity and altruism feels even more nourishing in these troubled times." Ryan Gilbey, New Statesman

About the play

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

Cast and Creative Team

Writer: Aki Kaurismaki (adapted for stage by Jack McNamara)
Director: Jack McNamara
Designer: Amelia Jane Hankin
Lighting Designer: Zoe Spurr
Composer: James Atherton
Director: Beverley Norris-Edmunds
Cast: David Ahmad, Angela Bain, Victoria Brazier and Jamie de Courcey


Toured: 25 April – 19 May 2018

Banner image: David Ahmad and Angela Bain. © Robert Day Photography