White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, by Nassim Soleimanpour, who is not allowed to leave Iran, has no director, no rehearsals and no set. Viewers participate through mobile emails to the scriptwriter in Tehran.

This article titled “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit: the play that asks you to leave your phone on” was written by Sarfraz Manzoor, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 21st June 2012 11.39 UTC

Modern theatre audiences have become accustomed to being told to switch off their mobile phones before the start of a play; but those attending White Rabbit, Red Rabbit – a new work from 29-year-old Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour at the Gate theatre in London – are specifically instructed to keep their phones turned on.

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