A Tamasha, Kiln Theatre & Live Theatre production

Approaching Empty



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 Northern England in the aftermath of Margaret Thatcher’s death, Approaching Empty is a razor-sharp new 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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Running time: 2hrs (incl. 20min interval)
Age Recommendation: 14+
This production contains strong language.


£20 – £10

£12 Under 16s
£15 16 – 26 yrs (with a FREE 16 – 26 Membership)
£12 Under 18s Schools
£2.50 off over 60s and registered unemployed
15% off for Members
£4 off for Groups 10+

*Discounts are subject to terms and conditions, availability and are only valid on certain performances.

Credits & Acknowledgments

by Ishy Din

Directed by Pooja Ghai
Designer Rosa Maggiora
Lighting Designer David Plater
Composer & Sound Designer Arun Ghosh
Dramaturg Lin Coghlan
Casting Director Polly Jerrold


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