Will you participate? Will you be manipulated? Will you listen? Will you really listen?
Twelve months on from theatres around the world going dark for the longest shutdown in modern history, we're joining our fellow arts venues for a very special one-off live-streamed performance of White Rabbit Red Rabbit. At 20:00 in every time zone, there will be performances taking place and all will be free to view.
With no rehearsals, no director, a different actor each performance, and a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage, internationally acclaimed White Rabbit Red Rabbit, by Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour, is an audacious theatrical experiment and a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre.
Forbidden to leave his native Iran, Soleimanpour wrote a play that travelled the world in his place. The audience joins each different performer on a journey into the unknown, stumbling upon the personal and profound, the limits of liberty and ultimately where theatre can take you. Since its joint premiere in 2011, the play has been translated into over 25 different languages and has been performed more than 1,000 times by some of the biggest names in theatre and film, including actors Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, John Hurt, Simon McBurney, Stephen Fry, Sinead Cusack, Marcus Brigstocke and Ken Loach.
On Saturday 13 March 2021, hundreds of performers will follow in their footsteps and face the daring task of reading a text they have not seen before to a live audience and we invite you to join us by watching from the comfort of your own home.
Tickets are free but we invite you to make a donation with your booking to support the work of Assembly Theatre, the charity that powers the year-round work of Assembly Roxy.
**Online performance – connect to the virtual screening here: https://showcatcher.com/show/44/white-rabbit-red-rabbit
Assembly Theatre in association with Aurora Nova, presents White Rabbit, Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour.
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit was originally produced by Volcano Theatre in association with Necessary Angel and Wolfgang Hoffmann.
Dramaturgy by Daniel Brooks and Ross Manson