Photo: Hilde Vanstraelen

Photo: Hilde Vanstraelen

Show Time
: 2:40pm
Duration: 60 mins
Suitability: 14+
Venue: Assembly George Square - Studio Five, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ
Dates: 1 - 25 August


by Nassim Soleimanpour  (Iran)        

“Wildly unpredictable and completely unforgettable.... a testament to the power of words to transcend cultures and borders. You have to be there.” New Zealand Herald

“A stunning piece of theatre, thought-provoking and morally unsettling.” Fringereview

The play they are not allowed to talk about.
Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour was denied a passport because of his status as conscientious objector. Unable to travel, he wrote a play which, since its premiere in 2011, has taken audiences by storm and been celebrated worldwide as one of the most transformative and original evenings in theatre.

Every performance is unique - and a surprise for the brave actor who is not allowed to see the script until the moment they arrive on stage, joining the audience on a journey into the unknown; stumbling upon the personal and profound, the limits of liberty and ultimately where theatre can take you, with or without a passport. Previous performers include John Hurt, Stephen Rea, Sinead Cusack, Marcus Brigstocke, Sarah Millican and film maker Ken Loach. 

A different actor for every performance including Michael Puzzo, Janey Godley, Steven McNicoll and Suzi Ruffell. 
See performers list

White Rabbit Red Rabbit is being performed throughout the world. See touring page