The Lunch Hour is set in a box-office call centre. A bunch of would-be artists are secretly writing a play about Martin, their bossGÇöand nemesisGÇöin the hope of winning a playwriting competition. But Martin has penned his own play about his dysfunctional staff and their thwarted lives, which he leaves on their desks as a parting gift and wake up call. The Lunch Hour is all about what we all do to get through the dayGÇöthe games we play, the distractions we create and the pain of failure. We see ourselves in these characters and recognise sometimes the hardest part about starting or finishing anything in life is being ready.