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Sarah Millican to appear in White Rabbit Red Rabbit

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Sarah Millican is returning to the North East next month.

The North East comedian – whose BBC2 chat show is currently showing on Tuesday nights – is coming to the Live Theatre on Thursday 28 February to appear in the monologue, White Rabbit Red Rabbit.

However unlike her stand-up tour shows, meticulously written and rehearsed, Millican will be unprepared for what’s in store on Tyneside.

Millican will receive the script for White Rabbit Red Rabbit right before the show starts and will have only one chance to get everything right.

White Rabbit Red Rabbit is the brainchild of 29-year-old Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour.

Forbidden to leave his home country, he wrote a play that requires no director, no set and a different actor each time.

Millican joins a long list of notable performers in the show, including Eastenders writer John Hodgkinson (Chris Mullin in A Walk on Part) and Laura Norton (Kerry Wyatt in Emmerdale) in taking up the challenge.

Gez Casey, Literary Manager at the Live Theatre, said: “Not only is the play a challenge for the performer, but the audience knows very little about it before they arrive, and are asked to keep the details secret afterwards”.

“It’s an engaging and powerful allegory, with a strong social message,” Gez added.

The performance was organised to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Live Theatre.