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Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Dates: 5 - 28 August (not 22)
Venue: Summerhall: Anatomy Lecture
           Theatre
Duration: varies between 60-90 minutes
Ticket prices: £12 (£10)
                     Previews on 5-7 August: £10

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BLANK

Nassim Soleimanpour

Iran

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, the result is nothing short of empowering as a random audience member sees his or her future determined by the imagination of others.

Known for plays without directors, sets and rehearsals, the acclaimed Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour takes it to new extremes. 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.

New performer every night! Performers announced so far:
Friday, 5 August 16: Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh
Saturday, 6 August 16: Thom Dibdin
Sunday, 7 August 16: Ali McGregor
Monday, 8 August 16: Thom Tuck
Tuesday, 9 August 16: Micky Bartlett
Wednesday, 10 August 16: Steven McNicoll
Thursday, 11 August 16: Matt Steiner
Friday, 12 August 16: Alexis Dubus
Saturday, 13 August 16: Cariad Lloyd
Sunday, 14 August 16: Pip Utton
Monday, 15 August 16: Eric Lampaert
Tuesday, 16 August 16: David James Kirkwood
Wednesday, 17 August 16: Katia Kvinge
Thursday, 18 August 16: Joseph Morpurgo
Friday, 19 August 16: Wendy Seager
Saturday, 20 August 16: Morna Young
Sunday, 21 August 16: Mark Prendergast
Monday, 22 August 16: no performance
Tuesday, 23 August 16: Melanie Jordan
Wednesday, 24 August 16: Pauline Knowles
Thursday, 25 August 16: Tim Licata
Friday, 26 August 16: Alexander kelly
Saturday, 27 August 16: Brian James O'Sullivan
Sunday, 28 August 16: Isobel McArthur

No play can ever fully [BLANK] the world of the stage.
— Exeunt
Incredibly uplifting and life-affirming, with a feeling of togetherness that “passive” theatre lacks.
— A Younger Theatre