BLANK

Presented by the Bush Theatre in association with Aurora Nova
Sold out
Part of Nassim Plays

Fill in the blanks.

Continuing the formal experiment that marked White Rabbit Red Rabbit, Nassim Soleimanpour brings us BLANK. In a joint effort between audience and performer, the gaps in the script are filled in to reveal a story that celebrates the human imagination.

As formally inventive as it is engaging, BLANK reverses the typical theatre experience. A script riddled with blanks leaves the audience in charge of how the story will unfold. The concept might be simple. But the result is nothing short of empowering as a random audience member sees his or her future determined by the imagination of others.

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

BLANK previously played at the Bush as part of RADAR 2015 – a festival that feels the pulse of the new writing world and shines a spotlight on our hottest emerging and established talent.

This is a past event
Playwright
Casting

@bushtheatre

1/3 When Russell first sent me #ItsASin I was transported right back to the Broderip Ward at the Middlesex Hospital… https://t.co/KgJW9Qzcqz
Andy Pryor CDG, CSA 🏳️‍🌈🇪🇺💙
@pryorandy
28 Jan
So excited for our new workshops! https://t.co/qAZDyQPs1I
Lynette Linton
@LynetteLinton
25 Jan
There are so many perfect lines in @travisalabanza's #OverflowOnline I can’t choose one to tweet! What a gorgeous n… https://t.co/oyxgeRFgfC
Catherine Quirk, PhD
@quirk_catherine
23 Jan
I’m so glad I got chance to see this because it was astonishingly good on so many levels https://t.co/GhjMFi4KYA
tam
@eater_of_books
23 Jan
I am v v overwhelmed with all your tweets and love for #overflowonline and what parts speak to you! Thank you! It w… https://t.co/MMCqeAQCeN
Travis
@travisalabanza
23 Jan
Just watched @travisalabanza's #OverflowOnline live from @bushtheatre was just brilliant and so moving. And a stunn… https://t.co/WH5zKGaQ4A
Charlie C🚩
@CharlieXCaine
23 Jan

Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

Go to BushGreen
Our doors are closed for now, but our work continues

Due to the latest government COVID-19 restrictions, the Bush Theatre building is now temporarily closed to the public.   Thank you to everyone who has been able to visit and support us since we reopened. It was a joy to be able to welcome you back into our spaces.  We are determined to find ways…

A conversation with Julie Spencer

As the first Black woman to take up a senior role in a UK conservatoire, Julie Spencer made history as Director of the School of Acting at ArtsEd.  Her appointment has already seen huge change, with 58% of the 2019/20 intake of students on the BA Acting Course identifying as Black, Asian or minority ethnic.…

The Protest Series: Black Lives Matter [Audio Described and Transcript]

The Protest is a series of six pieces released during lockdown by black creators in our writing community as a response to the killing of George Floyd, and its impact on black Britons. Content warning: the following films all contain themes of racism. Hey Kid by Matilda Ibini [Audio Described] Matilda is a bionic playwright…