First staged at the Kiln Theatre and Live Theatre, before embarking on a great UK-wide tour in Spring 2019, Ishy Din's Approaching Empty, directed by Pooja Ghai, will stream from 21 July until 4 August. From the writer that brought you Taxi Tales (recently back on BBC iPlayer) and Snookered.
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 the compelling drama by taxi-driver-turned-playwright Ishy Din (Snookered, Best New Play at Manchester Theatre Awards) that lays bare the everyday struggles of a post-industrial generation of British men.
The BBC names Approaching Empty as one of the theatre shows you won't want to miss in 2019
The critics at Time Out Theatre names Approaching Empty as one of the theatre shows you won't want to miss in London this month!
The Stage ★★★★
"Directed with pace and clarity by Pooja Ghai... an entertaining and well-crafted drama"
"Characterful and engaging"
"Din is a man to follow"
"Din's play is an interesting insight into a profession we think we know so much about"
Website: Kiln Theatre