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Written by Alice Birch
Directed by Maria Aberg
11 October 2019 – 30 November 2019

[BLANK], a new play by Alice Birch, receives its full-length premiere at the Donmar Warehouse this October as we celebrate our 40th anniversary.

Dates & Booking

Donmar Warehouse London
11 October 2019
Written by Alice Birch
Directed by Maria Aberg

Monday - Saturday, 7.30pm
Matinée performances Thursdays and Saturdays, 2.30pm

Press performance: Thursday 17 October, 7pm
Open Workshops: Wednesday 13 November, 5pm and Saturday 16 November, 10:30am 

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11 October 2019 – 30 November 2019

★★★★★ Independent | ★★★★ Daily Mail | ★★★★ Daily Telegraph | ★★★★ Evening Standard | ★★★★ Financial Times | ★★★★ Metro | ★★★★ Observer | ★★★★ Sunday Times | ★★★★ The Stage | ★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★WhatsOnStage | ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre | ★★★★ Broadway World | ★★★★ Gay Times | ★★★★ Londonist | ★★★★ Libby Purves for TheatreCat | ★★★★ The Upcoming |

When she was little, she was so happy.
I know everyone says that. I do.

She can't stay awake.
She sold drugs.
She's good at interrogations.
She drinks in the mornings.
She ate a rabbit.
She smashed up a shop.
She stabbed a man.
She used a hammer.
She had a baby.
She can't find her mother.
She's covered in blood and doesn't know why.

Alice Birch’s heartbreaking new play reaches across society to explore the impact of the criminal justice system on women and their families.

From 100 unnamed scenes, this theatrical provocation challenges the director Maria Aberg to construct an entirely unique production.

A Donmar Warehouse and Clean Break co-production.

[BLANK] was first co-commissioned by Clean Break and the National Theatre.

[BLANK] is kindly supported by The Lovington Foundation

Cast and Creatives

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Ayesha Antoine – Writer

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Shona Babayemi

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Sophia Brown

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Jackie Clune

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Grace Doherty

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Lucy Edkins – Writer and Actor

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Zaris-Angel Hator

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Zainab Hasan

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Joanna Horton

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Thusitha Jayasundera

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Petra Letang

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Leah Mondesir-Simmonds

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Kate O'Flynn

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Ashna Rabheru

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Jemima Rooper

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Taya Tower

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Alice Birch – Writer

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Maria Eberg – Director

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Rosie Elnile – Designer

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Jess Bernberg – Lighting Designer

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Carolyn Downing – Sound Designer

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Heta Multanen – Video Designer

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Ayse Tashkiran – Movement Director

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Anna Cooper CDG – Casting Director

Our People

Tracey Anderson
Support Manager
Eva Bush
Finance & HR Administrator
Imogen Davies
Individual Giving Manager
Maya Ellis
Executive Assistant
Mimi Findlay
Producer
Emma Kendall
Development Manager
Cath Longman-Jones
Head of Finance & Operations
Lorraine Maher
Participation Manager
Selina Mayer
Finance & Data Manager
Samantha McNeil
Volunteer Coordinator
Linda Morgans
Cleaner
Sally Muckley
Head of Development & Communications
Giovanna Pala
Interim Support Manager
Rachael Smith
Operations Manager
Jacqueline Stewart
Head of Participation
Claire Stone
Heritage Project Manager
Demi Wilson-Smith
Development & Members Assistant
Dezh Zhelyazkova
Assistant Producer

★★★★

"Mesmerising, emotionally astute, lyrical...a powerful gesture."
Time Out

★★★★

"A phenomenal thing...The writing is exquisite in its precision...The performances are rich and raw."
The Stage

★★★★

"A rich, devastating production...Aberg's company nail it."
Whats On Stage

★★★★

"It is a tremendous ensemble work, physically expressive, verbally articulate, ripping off layers of smug delusion with elegant skill."
Libby Purvis, Theatre Cat

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