'Mesmerising, emotionally astute, lyrical... a powerful gesture.'Time Out
A potent, devastating exploration of the criminal justice systemIndependent
'Brilliant… There is sharp wit as well as compassion'Financial Times
'Provoking and unexpected... one scene alone would make the journey to the Donmar worthwhile'Observer
'A highly provocative evening'Sunday Times
'A piece that gives impressive weight to the minutiae of chaotic lives while creating a panoramic sense of Britain today... delicious provocation from one of our most exciting playwrights'Daily Telegraph
'A rich, devastating production... Aberg's company nail it.'Whats On Stage
'It is tremendous ensemble work, physically expressive, verbally articulate, ripping off layers of smug delusion with elegant skill.'Libby Purves, Theatre Cat
'A phenomenal thing... The writing is exquisite in its precision... the performances are rich and raw.'The Stage
A layered, powerful piece of work about women and the criminal justice systemEvening Standard
Witty and cutting… a great piece of writingThe Upcoming
[BLANK] runs until 30 November. There is currently best availability for weekend performances.
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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. [BLANK] celebrates the 40th anniversary of Clean Break, the leading theatre company working with women affected by the criminal justice system.
A Donmar Warehouse and Clean Break co-production.
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[BLANK] was first co-commissioned by Clean Break and the National Theatre.
Evenings Mon-Sat: 7.30pm
Matinees Thu and Sat: 2.30pm
Running time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
Latecomers will not be admitted.
Rehearsal and production photography by Helen Maybanks
Stalls: £40, £30, £20
Circle: £40, £30, £20, £10
Preview prices (Friday 11 - Tuesday 15 October 2019)
Stalls: £37.50, £27.50
Circle: £27.50, £17.50, £10
For over 60s: £40 reduced to £32.50 and £30 reduced to £25 (matinees only). Must be booked in advance
A booking fee of £1 will be applied for delivery by post
41 Earlham St
London WC2H 9LX
If you require a companion to attend the Donmar, their ticket will be free. To book call 020 3282 3808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other access enquiries or bookings call 020 3282 3808
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE – 7.30PM (captioned by Stagetext)
Monday 18 November 2019
AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE - 2.30PM (audio-described by Vocaleyes)
(TOUCH TOUR AT 1PM)
Saturday 16 November 2019
During the rehearsal process for each production at the Donmar, experts come into our rehearsal room to speak to the company about some of the context behind the play. For our [BLANK] podcast series, we will be sharing excerpts from these longer conversations.
An introduction to [BLANK]
At a recent event, we gathered Artistic Director Michael Longhurst, Clean Break Co-Artistic Director Róisín McBrinn, Resident Assistant Director Blythe Stewart and [BLANK] company members Jackie Clune and Ayesha Antoine. They met in the Donmar kitchen (sorry about the cutlery sounds) with some of our audience members to discuss the play and what attracted them to it. Catch up here:
HEAR MORE ABOUT [BLANK] FROM CAST MEMBERS AYESHA ANTOINE, SHONA BABAYEMI, JACKIE CLUNE AND ASHNA RABHERU
To access the subtitles for these videos, press play then click on the rectangular button with 'cc' in the middle.