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The Man Without A Past

The Magnificent Spiegeltent, Old Market Square, NOTTINGHAM, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2BS

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New Perspectives present The Man Without A Past
By Aki Kaurismäki, adapted for stage and directed by Jack McNamara
Monday 13 May, 8pm
Tickets: £13.20 (including booking fee)

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 his 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 surprise rediscovery of his past puts his new life in jeopardy.

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 Kaurismäki’s film

About the company:

New Perspectives began in 1973 with a clear objective: to bring an urgent story to a new audience. The company's first production was a devised show about David Oluwale, a homeless Nigerian man killed in British police custody in the 1960s. Created using evidence from the trial and police records, the play toured to schools and encouraged young audiences to explore opposing points of view and participate in the action. Today, they are a leading touring theatre company based in Basford, Nottingham, making new work for a wide range of audiences and spaces. Whatever the project, their core purpose harks back to that first production – to bring people something they don't expect, to provoke thought and to excite imaginations.

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