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 Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Traverse Theatre on 3 August 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’

Did you know Nassim means ‘breeze’ in Farsi? From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour, comes an audacious theatrical experiment that explores the power of language to unite us in unknown, uncertain times.

No rehearsals. No preparation. Just a sealed envelope and an actor reading a script for the first time. Plus some tomatoes. And on stage himself, the playwright who took Broadway by storm.

Since its joint premiere in 2011, in Edinburgh and Toronto, Soleimanpour’s play White Rabbit Red Rabbit has been translated into 25 different languages and performed over 1000 times by some of the biggest names in theatre and film, including Sinead Cusack, Ken Loach and Whoopi

"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

[[Show Duration: 50 to 90 minutes
Audience Suitability: 12+
Stage Size: Any
Venue Capacity: Minimum 20 - up to 800 
Touring Party: Not applicable

Booking Contact: Wolfgang Hoffmann ///Dauer: 50–90 Min. (keine Pause)

For bookings in the US, please contact Jim Weiner:

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]]


12 - 17 January: English Theatre Berlin, Berlin, Germany
23 - 28 January: Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
9 - 10 February: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah, Australia
16 February: Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany, Australia
20 - 25 February: Perth Festival, Perth, Australia

[[Previous Shows///Vorherige Shows]]

3 - 27 August: Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, UK
7 - 16 September: Bush Theatre, London, UK