Blank & Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)

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Part of RADAR 2015

Blank

by Nassim Soleimanpour
presented by Aurora Nova

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Known for plays without directors, sets and rehearsals the acclaimed Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour takes it to extremes in his new play Blank. Each night Nassim’s play full of blanks is to be completed by a new performer before a live audience. The play becomes a story machine to share the life story of the playwright, the performer and a random audience member.

Starring…

Paul Hunter will appear on 19th November, Tim Crouch on 20th November, and Hattie Morahan on 21st November.

Paul Hunter on 19th November, Tim Crouch on 20th November, and Hattie Morahan on 21st November.

Blank follows the success of Nassim’s globally acclaimed White Rabbit, Red Rabbit which was on as part of last year’s RADAR Festival where it starred Simon McBurney.


Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)

by Lost Dog
conceived, directed and performed by Ben Duke

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There is a possibility that God made everything because he was terrified of doing nothing. Here is a re-telling of the story of the beginning of everything inspired by Milton’s Paradise Lost – told through words, music and the easily misunderstood medium of dance.

A show for anyone who has ever created anything (a child, a garden, a paper aeroplane) and then had to watch that wonderful thing spiral out of control.


Cast, Creatives and Credits

Blank
Writer Nassim Soleimanpour
Actors Tim Crouch on 20th November; Hattie Morahan on 21st November

Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)
Conceived, directed and performed by Ben Duke
Co-director Raquel Meseguer
Light & Set Design Jackie Shemesh
Co-commissioned by The Place and Battersea Arts Centre with further commissioning support from ICIA Bath University. Developed with support from The Point, Eastleigh and South East Dance. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Ben Duke is a Work Place artist.

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“Nassim Soleimanpour is a fiercely – even frighteningly – original voice, and a thrillingly adept craftsman.”
"A triumphant gallop through the story of creation"
The Guardian on Paradise Lost...
"Comic yet touching."
The Times on Paradise Lost...

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