[BLANK], a new play by Alice Birch, receives its full-length premiere at the Donmar Warehouse this October as we celebrate our 40th anniversary.
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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.
Ayesha is a writer and actor. As a writer her credits include: a stage adaptation of THE ORCHARD OF LOST SOULS; and short film, FRAYED (Irresistible Films). As a performer her credits include: [BLANK] (Clean Break/Donmar Warehouse, 2019), WHITE TEETH (Kiln, 2018), HAMLET (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, 2017), Trade (Young Vic, 2016); IN THE LONG RUN (Sky/Green Door Pictures 2020); THE LONG SONG (BBC/Heyday 2019) ARTEMIS FOWL (Disney 2020).
Lucy is a writer, actor and visual artist. She was recently in Clean Break’s production of [BLANK] at Donmar Warehouse (2019) and devised and performed in INSIDE BITCH (Clean Break/Royal Court, 2018).