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A Live Theatre, Tamasha and Kiln Theatre co-production
Written by Ishy Din
Directed by Pooja Ghai
Designed by Rosa Maggiora
Lighting Design by David Plater
Composer & Sound Design by Arun Ghosh
Dramaturg Lin Coghlan
Casting Director Polly Jerrold

Forget friendship! This is business.

In a scruffy minicab office, Mansha decides it’s time to create his own destiny and offers to buy the business from his lifelong friend Raf. As the realities of the state of the company slowly unravel, these two best friends must confront the difficulties of going into business with those closest to them.

Set in the North of England in the aftermath of Margaret Thatcher’s death, Approaching Empty is a compelling drama by award-winning playwright Ishy Din (Snookered, Best New Play at Manchester Theatre Awards), which lays bare the everyday struggles of a post-industrial generation of British men. 

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Approaching Empty

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  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
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