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[ BLANK ] by Alice Birch

[ BLANK ] by Alice Birch

A National Theatre/Clean Break co-commission

Alice Birch’s theatrical provocation is a co-commission between Connections and theatre company Clean Break. Clean Break work with women in the criminal justice system, inspiring playwrights and audiences with their ground-breaking work.

[BLANK] is no traditional play, it’s a series of 60 scenes - some of which may feel connected, others less so - about adults and children impacted by the criminal justice system. It's about what life is like when adults feel absent from it. But it can be about whatever you like - you can choose as many or as few scenes in order to construct your own narratives.

Cast size: 10–50

Alice Birch

Alice Birch is a writer. Her theatre work includes We Want You to Watch for the National Theatre; Anatomy of a Suicide, Ophelias Zimmer and Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again for the Royal Court; Many Moons for Theatre503; Little Light at the Orange Tree; The Lone Pine Club for Pentabus; Little on the Inside at the Almeida and Clean Break; and Salt for Comedie de Valence. Film work includes Lady Macbeth. She has won the George Devine Award, the International Critic’s Prize at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, the Critic’s Choice Award for Best First Feature at the Zurich Film Festival and the Arts Foundation Award for Playwriting.

She is currently under commission with the National Theatre, the Royal Court, the Almeida, Paines Plough and Clean Break. She is writing a TV adaptation of Love & Capital for James Schamus and Potboiler Productions and an original pilot for HBO.