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Images released of the cast rehearsing [BLANK] at the Donmar Warehouse


Casting news

IMAGES have been released of the cast rehearsing for the world premiere of [BLANK]. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: The Donmar Warehouse and Clean Break have announced full casting for the world premiere of [BLANK], a new play by Alice Birch.

Directed by Maria Aberg, it runs at the Covent Garden venue from Friday, October 11 to Saturday, November 30, 2019.

The line up includes Ayesha Antoine, Shona Babayemi, Sophia Brown, Jackie Clune, Grace Doherty, Lucy Edkins, Zaris-Angel Hator, Zainab Hasan, Joanna Horton, Thusitha Jayasundera, Petra Letang, Leah Mondesir-Simmonds, Kate O’Flynn, Ashna Rabheru, Jemima Rooper and Taya Tower.

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 creative team to construct an entirely unique production. Directed by Maria Aberg, [BLANK] celebrates the 40th anniversary of Clean Break, the leading theatre company working with women affected by the criminal justice system.

[BLANK] is designed by Rosie Elnile, with lighting design by Jess Bernberg, sound design by Carolyn Downing, video design by Heta Multanen and movement direction by Ayse Tashkiran. Casting director is Anna Cooper CDG.

[BLANK] is the third production in Artistic Director Michael Longhurst’s first season at the Donmar Warehouse. It is the highlight of Clean Break’s 40th Anniversary, celebrating four decades of making inspiring theatre with women’s voices at its heart.

The year launched with Inside Bitch at the Royal Court and has included Rebel Voices – an anthology of 40 monologues from the company’s canon, published by Methuen Drama; Belong performed by Clean Break’s Young Members at the Arcola and Lyric Hammersmith; Chloë Moss’s play Sweatbox, touring the UK in a prison van; a first collaboration with Cardboard Citizens; and talks and events throughout the year.

For more information or to book tickets, call the box office on 020 3282 3808 (no booking fees, £1 postage fee may apply) or visit