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

It’s our first preview tonight - thank you to everyone who helped us get this show up, but especially thank you to… https://t.co/2BMg3tSOI6
Broccoli
@broccoli_arts
12 Nov
Couldn’t be prouder of @emstott1 this evening in ‘I wanna be yours’ @painesplough. My best friend is better than yo… https://t.co/dPNGYa2rvy
Sam Glen
@samglen
11 Nov
Feel so lucky to have got tickets with @ElizaAlabi to go see #BabyReindeer @bushtheatre. Edge-of-seat, heart-poundi… https://t.co/zuhi2aiplA
Dr Ellie Chadwick
@EllieChads
10 Nov
@bushtheatre #BabyReindeer was brilliant, so glad I got to see it on it's final night. Haunting, smart, brave and t… https://t.co/4Iy2UrY5Dy
lauren soley
@lalalaurensoley
10 Nov

Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

Go to BushGreen
Essential facts about Bijan Sheibani

This autumn we’re preparing for the World Premiere of The Arrival which sees Award-Winning director Bijan Sheibani make his debut as a playwright. As we prepare to open this gripping family drama about two brothers meeting for the first time, we wanted give you some essential facts about the mastermind behind this show. Bijan is…

Five things you need to know about Trish Cooke

As we announce Trish Cooke as our first Writer in Residence, we’ve put together some essential facts you really should know about the multi award-winning playwright and children’s book writer. 1. She has written one of the 100 best children’s books of all time In 1994 Trish wrote the children’s book So Much, which captured…

Black History Month: A Conversation with Ryan Calais Cameron

Nouveau Riche are an award-winning creative movement who create culturally inclusive work across all art forms. Founded by Ryan Calais Cameron and Shavani Cameron in 2015, they produced the critically acclaimed Queens of Sheba, and Typical, and Ryan’s play Retrograde has been shortlisted for the 2019 Alfred Fagon Award. At a time where diversity is still just a…