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Writer : Ritesh Batra (adapted for stage by Jack McNamara)

For every six million tiffin lunchboxes delivered in the hot, bustling city of Mumbai, only one fails to reach its destination...

Ila assembles a tasty tiffin box each day for her husband's lunch. Set on re-igniting their romance, each flavour and layer added is an expression of her love. There's only one problem...it's delivered to the wrong person.

When the bad-tempered and soon to retire accountant, Sajaan, accidentally receives a delicious lunch one day, he returns a note to its anonymous cook. As new boxes arrive each day, and notes are exchanged through them, an unlikely relationship starts to blossom. As both flavours and messages travel back and forth, the two strangers begin to share jokes, passions and fears with each other as food brings their world closer together.

New Perspectives brings one of the highest grossing foreign films in recent years to the stage for the first time as two very different destinies collide in a celebration of love and food and the consequence of an error.

For further information and 2019 Spring Tour availability please contact Sally Anne Tye on 0115 973 9121 or email sally@newperspectives.co.uk

image credit: The famous Dabbawala or Tiffin Wallahs of Mumbai... by Steve Evans is licensed under CC BY 2.0/Desaturated

Interval length: production in development tbc mins

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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
Jane Upton's autobiographical new play

Touring in 2018 due to popular demand
 
A poignant tribute to doctors and the NHS

 
THE FISHERMEN
Inspired by the Man Booker shortlisted novel

IN DEVELOPMENT
THE LUNCHBOX
 
Love and food combined as Indian film adapted for stage

NEWS

A TRIBUTE TO OUR FOUNDER
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ANNOUNCING GLOBAL STORIES 
Touring an increasingly adventurous new theatre to spaces of all shapes and sizes in 2018. Find out more here...

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THE FISHERMEN
One of Africa's new voices inspires stage adaptation. Find out more here...
 
A UNIVERSAL RELATIONSHIP
Writer Jane Upton and designer Sara Perks share some memories. Find out more here...
 
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