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NASSIM

From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour comes a daring theatrical experiment that explores the power of language to unite us in uncertain times

June 7 - 16, 2018

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Post-show Talk

   

There will be a post show talk following the performance on June 10 and June 14.

Audio Description

   

Hearing assistance devices are available to borrow upon request.

Dear performer. I want to show you something. Did you know, in Farsi my name is written like this: ‘.ROUPNAMIELOS MISSAN si eman yM’
Sweetly entertaining, ingeniously thought-provoking and fully heart-warming
— The Telegraph
From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour comes an audacious new theatrical experiment. Each night a different performer joins the playwright on stage, while the script waits unseen in a sealed box…

Touchingly autobiographical yet powerfully universal, NASSIM is a striking theatrical demonstration of how language can both divide and unite us.

NASSIM follows Soleimanpour’s globally acclaimed 2011 piece, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, which had its world premiere in Toronto, presented by Volcano. It has been translated into over 25 languages and performed more than 1,000 times by people including Stephen Fry, Ken Loach and Whoopi Goldberg.

Winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, NASSIM again sees Soleimanpour invite a new guest into his world for each performance. Check this page at a later date to see who is performing and when.
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Presented in association with Why Not Theatre

NASSIM was originally commissioned and produced by the Bush Theatre and received its world premiere at the Bush Theatre, London, on 25 July 2017.
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NASSIM

From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour comes a daring theatrical experiment that explores the power of language to unite us in uncertain times

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Performance: Thursday, June 07, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:10 PM
Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs
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Performance: Friday, June 08, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:10 PM
Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs
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Performance: Saturday, June 09, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:10 PM
Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs
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Performance: Sunday, June 10, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:10 PM
Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs
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Performance: Monday, June 11, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:10 PM
Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs
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Performance: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:10 PM
Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs
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Performance: Thursday, June 14, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:10 PM
Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs
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Performance: Friday, June 15, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:10 PM
Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs
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Performance: Saturday, June 16, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:10 PM
Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs
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Performance: Saturday, June 16, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs
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SUPPORTED BY
British Council

Reviews

“A vivid Iranian voice ... The act of staging this show is a striking demonstration of how words can keep us apart but also bring us together”
– The Guardian
“Something really exciting… [an] emotionally charged piece of theatre”
– The Stage
“A gentle and very funny meditation on mothers, language and cultures, which builds to a finale that plucks the heartstrings like a harp”
– The Sydney Morning Herald

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Creative Team

WRITTEN BY
Nassim Soleimanpour

PERFORMED BY
Nassim Soleimanpour with a different guest performer for every show

DIRECTED BY
Omar Elerian

GUEST PERFORMERS
June 7, 7 PM - Nikki Shaffeeullah    
June 8, 7 PM - Lee Maracle   
June 9, 2 PM - Anand Rajaram    
June 10, 2 PM - Amanda Parris   
June 11, 7 PM - Hannah Levinson    
June 13, 7 PM - Gavin Crawford 
June 14, 7 PM - Ross Manson 
June 15, 7 PM - Michael Redhill 
June 16, 1 PM - Allegra Fulton 
June 16, 4 PM - Karen Robinson