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[BLANK] at Donmar Warehouse: opening night video for Alice Birch's new play

The Donmar and Clean Break have co-produced the new production

The cast and members of the Clean Break creative team
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

WhatsOnStage interviewed cast and creative team at the opening night of Alice Birch's brand new play [Blank], which opened last night at Donmar Warehouse.

Directed by Maria Aberg, the production stars 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.

In a co-production between Clean Break – celebrating their 40th anniversary this year – and the Donmar Warehouse, [BLANK] explores the impact of the criminal justice system on women and their families. It is the third show in Michael Longhurst's inaugural season as artistic director at the venue.

Critic Gwen Smith described [BLANK] as "a rich, devastating production that offers both a fine-grained portrayal of human relationships and a timely reminder of the cruel impact of incarceration on women."

Design is by Rosie Elnile, lighting design by Jess Bernberg, sound design by Carolyn Downing, video design by Heta Multanen, movement direction by Ayse Tashkiran and casting by Anna Cooper.

The show plays until 30 November.

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