Nassim Soleimanpour 

Illuminating and playful, NASSIM invites you to celebrate the raw and unexpected in a striking theatrical demonstration of how language can divide us but also bring us together. NASSIM was produced by the Bush Theatre and opened at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Traverse Theatre on 3 August 2017.  Direct from an award winning Edinburgh season, this new work is touchingly autobiographical while remaining powerfully universal.

Daily Telegraph (UK) describes it as ‘Entertaining, ingeniously thought-provoking and fully heart-warming.’

Dates / Times / Guest performers: 

Tuesday 20 February, 8pm                with Scarlett Stevens 

Wednesday 21 February, 8pm           with Andrea Gibbs  (incl. post show discussion) 

Thursday 22 February, 8pm               with Humphrey Bower 

Friday 23 February, 8pm                    with Richard Fidler 

Saturday 24 February, 2pm               with Kelton Pell 

Saturday 24 February, 8pm               with Matt Dyktynski 

Sunday 25 February, 5pm                  with Sisonke Msimang 

Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA 

Cnr Roe and William Sts, Perth 

Perth Festival: Tickets and Information

Melbourne Arts Centre: Information

Nassim is also taking part in a number of talks while in Perth. Details of each below:

Personal Narratives in a Shifting World

With Yeung Fai (China), Nassim Soleimanpour (Iran) & Evgeny Grishkovets(Russia)

How do these artists reflect, in their work, on the forces of change wrought both by politics and technology?

State Theatre Centre of WA

Sun 18 Feb, 3pm


Samanta Schweblin, Nassim Soleimanpour & Robert Dessaix on linguistic slippage and serendipity

Argentinean author Samanta Schweblin’s novel Fever Dream was longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize. Author and translator Robert Dessaix’s latest book explores The Pleasures of Leisure. Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour’s work transcends borders and language. Together they discuss linguistic slippage and serendipity with Ara Jansen.

Banquet Hall, The University Club (part of Writers Week)

Sat 24 Feb 2018, 10.30am 


A discussion about the importance of art in our lives 

Perth Festival artistic director Wendy Martin, London's Southbank Centre artistic director Jude Kelly, and Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour join Kirsti Melville for a stimulating conversation about the importance of art.  

Sun 25 Feb, 12.30pm 

Amphitheatre, The University Club (part of Writers Week)