“The Man Without A Past” by New Perspectives Theatre

Event Start Date:
19th May 2019
Event End Date:
19th May 2019
Event Venue:
Crich Glebe Field Centre

A welcome return to Crich by New Perspectives Theatre, who brought us “He Wore A Red Hat”, and “Unforgotten” by Tim Elgood.

This new play is a Finnish ‘melancomedy’ – part melancholic love story, part deliciously deadpan comedy. It’s a clever adaptation of the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix award-winning film by Aki Kaurismaki, one of Finland’s greatest modern storytellers.

Thugs set upon an anonymous man in a Helsinki park. He is left with amnesia, and is taken in by an eccentric homeless community living in genteel contentment in abandoned shipping containers on the shoreline. Beginning an accidental romance with a nice Salvation Army lass, he is freed to start putting life back together again. But the past doesn’t leave him alone for long…

A compassionate, heart-warming tale played against a cracking live soundtrack, this is impassive, impressive stuff, laced with social insight and gentle, quirky humour.

‘A delicious blend of hilarity and heart break.’ – Rolling Stone Magazine (on the Aki Kaurismaki film)


Suitable for those aged 12 and over


Tickets (in advance)
Aged 17 and over £11.00
Aged 16 and under £7.50

Box Office
t. 01773 853 260
e. david@joylane.org.uk
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