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White Rabbit Red Rabbit


Sat 13 Mar, 2021


Visy Theatre




75 mins

Ages + Warnings

Suitable for ages 15+
Contains coarse language + trigger warnings



Imagine being 29 and forbidden to leave your country. How would you share your story with the world?

Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour has literally written himself to freedom in White Rabbit Red Rabbit, now one of the most widely performed plays in the world.

Since its first performance in 2011, this audacious theatrical experiment is a potent reminder of the transformative power of the stage.

Soleimanpour’s intensely personal story is told with no rehearsal, no director and a solo actor, the formidable Andrea Moor, performing the script sight unseen. Neither the performer nor you will know what lies ahead.

White Rabbit Red Rabbit is being performed worldwide on 13 March 2021 to commemorate the day most theatres shut due to COVID restrictions.  Brisbane Powerhouse is honoured to join the extraordinary global movement of Let There Be Theatre, a celebration of hope and inspiration during this time of uncertainty and isolation.


For a seamless entry on the night, we recommend that you and all of your attending guests complete the contact tracing form below. This form will expire at 2pm Friday 12 March. You can provide these details on the night, however, it’s much faster if you complete this form in advance. 

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Donations collected on the night will go to the Actors’ & Entertainers’ Benevolent Fund (Qld) Inc., a registered charity that has been assisting Queensland performers in need since 1975.

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously.

A COVID Safe Plan is in place for Brisbane Powerhouse.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home. 

Detailed information regarding your safe experience and conditions of entry can be found here.

Please note, tickets will be issued by email five working days prior to your event. If you have any questions, please contact Box Office on 07 3358 8600.


White Rabbit Red Rabbit is produced by Aurora Nova.

Since its joint premiere in 2011 in Edinburgh and SummerWorks festival White Rabbit Red Rabbit has been translated into more than 25 different languages and been performed over 1000 times by some of the biggest names in theatre and film including actors John Hurt, Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, Stephen Rea, Sinead Cusack, Marcus Brigstocke, Dominic West and film director Ken Loach.

Andrea Moor is Senior Lecturer in Acting at QUT (Queensland University of Technology), a board member of Queensland Theatre and an active actor and director.  Andrea’s acting credits in theatre are extensive and include working with Sydney Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company, Belvoir, NIDA company, The Ensemble, Marian St, Playbox, Melbourne theatre Company and La Boite. 

Andrea’s film credits include Subdivision, Travelling North, Round the Bend, Oscar and Lucinda, Strange Planet, The Man Who Sued God, Bitter and Twisted and many award winning shorts. Her television credits are extensive and include Passion, All Saints, Flying Doctors, GP, Country Practice, H2O, Mortified and her on-going role as the School Principal in Heartbreak High. 

For QTC Andrea directed Quartet, Grounded, Boston Marriage, Australia Day, Venus in Fur and Water Falling Down. Other directing credits include The Ladies, Detroit, 3 Winters, The Laramie Project ( QUT ), The Roaring Girl, Furious ( NIDA), Intimacy (JUTE), Tender, Ghost Writer and Beautiful (…and moor theatre), Festen and Top Girls (WAAPA), The Tempest (USQ), Mad Forest and A Dream Play (NIDA Young Actor’s studio) and  Lysistrata (QUT Performance Studies).

Andrea holds a doctorate in Creative Industries (QUT), is a NIDA acting graduate and has studied at East 15 in London and with The Atlantic Theatre Co in New York. Andrea is a Churchill Fellow and HEA fellow. 

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Playful, enigmatic and haunting

The New York Times

  • Playful, enigmatic and haunting

    The New York Times

  • Wildly unpredictable and completely unforgettable, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is a punch in the air for self-expression; a testament to the power of words to transcend cultures and borders. You have to be there.

    New Zealand Herald

  • Fascinating and engrossing hour of thinly veiled social commentary and an edgy, contemporary take on the theatre genre.

    Broadway Baby

  • Nassim Soleimanpour is a fiercely – even frighteningly – original voice, and a thrillingly adept craftsman... Go see!

    The Skinny


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