Show Credits

Writer and Performer: Nassim Soleimanpour
Performer: A new actor for every performance
Director: Omar Elerian
Designer: Rhys Jarman
Sound Designer: James Swadlo
Lighting Designer: Rajiv Pattani
Production Manager: Michael Ager
Script Editors: Carolina Ortega and Stewart Pringle

NASSIM was commissioned and produced by the Bush Theatre and opened at the Bush Theatre on 24 July 2017.


Nassim Soleimanpour in association with Bush Theatre


[[Experimental Theatre///Experimentelles Theater]]

Dear performer. I want to show you something. Did you know, in Farsi my name is written like this:  ‘.ROUPNAMIELOS MISSAN si eman yM’

From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour comes an audacious new theatrical experiment. Each night a different performer joins the playwright on stage, while the script waits unseen in a sealed box…

Touchingly autobiographical yet powerfully universal, NASSIM is a striking theatrical demonstration of how language can both divide and unite us.

NASSIM follows Soleimanpour’s globally acclaimed White Rabbit Red Rabbit, which has been translated into over 25 different languages and performed over 1,000 times by names including Stephen Fry, Ken Loach and Whoopi Goldberg.

WINNER of the Scotsman Fringe First Award at Edinburgh Fringe 2017. 

"A tantalising theatrical provocation that breaks down all walls between stage and audience." ★★★★ The Stage

"As he heightens the audience's sense of complicity in his art, Soleimanpour makes a quietly persuasive case for theatre's special power to foster empathy." ★★★★ London Evening Standard

“Surprising, disarming, and ultimately moving, NASSIM is a cleverly constructed theatrical game that forges a delicate connection between strangers in real time.” Sydney Morning Herald

"Nassim is the epitome of what stage art can do. It's a beautiful, fun and well-deserved story - a unique ‘here-and-now' experience." Anne Louise Slott Thorborg, Den 4. Væg

[[Show Duration: 60 to 80 minutes (no interval)
Audience Suitability: 12+
Stage Size: Any
Venue Capacity: Minimum 20 - up to 800 
Touring Party: Not applicable

Booking Contact: Wolfgang Hoffmann

For bookings in the US, please contact Jim Weiner:


Dauer: 50–90 Min. (keine Pause)
Altersempfehlung: 12+
Bühnengröße: keine Einschränkungen
Geeignete Zuschauerzahl: Min. 20 – bis 200
Anzahl Personen auf Tournee: nicht notwendig

Kontakt für Informationen und Buchung: Heleen De Boever ]]


Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Fringe First, 2017


[[Upcoming Shows///Nächste Shows]]


7 - 16 June: Luminato Festival, Toronto, Canada
19 - 24 June: La TeatreriaMexico City, Mexico
27 June - 1 July: Teatro delle Muse, Ancona, Italy
23 - 25 August: Festival NoorderzonGroningen, Netherlands
1 September: Staatstheater MainzMainz, Germany


30 April - 5 May: Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, Canada
7- 19 May: The Cultch, Vancouver, Canada

[[Previous Shows///Vorherige Shows]]