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

One minute you know who you are, where you are and what you are doing. The next minute your mind's a blank slate...

We meet our anti-hero near a shoreline, abandoned with no memory of his name or past life. Taken in by an eccentric community, with a disused shipping container for a home, he begins an accidental romance whilst adapting to his new way of life. But the past doesn't leave him alone for long...

Featuring a live soundtrack and a host of extraordinary characters, 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 [email protected].

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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One of the many things we do is to turn village halls into professional theatre spaces.

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TOURING

IN 2018

A FORTUNATE MAN
A poignant tribute to doctors and the NHS

THE FISHERMEN
Inspired by the Man Booker shortlisted novel

THE GIANT JAM SANDWICH
Spring 2019 tour booking

IN DEVELOPMENT

 A Finnish Melancomedy
 
 
Love and food combined as Indian film adapted for stage
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEWS

WE'RE HIRING A NEW PART-TIME PRODUCER 
If your're an experienced producer with a passion for engaging with audiences and fundraising Find out more here...
 
BERGER'S MASTERPIECE INSPIRES STAGING
A new collaboration with Michael Pinchbeck to coincide with 70 years of NHS England Find our more here...
 
THE FISHERMEN
One of Africa's new voices inspires stage adaptation. Find out more here...
 
AMBITIOUS DRAMA FOR 2018
Touring an increasingly adventurous new theatre to spaces of all shapes and sizes in 2018. Find out more here...

A TRIBUTE TO OUR FOUNDER
We pay our respects to David Johnston, one of New Perspectives founders who died recently with a few words here...

Listen to a new bank of fascinating audio stories collected in Mansfield Find out more here...

We make theatre accessible to communities nationwide because we think #culturematters
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