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Towards the end of 2018, Taxi Tales was shown on BBC2 to great acclaim and now its creator, Teesside’s own Ishy Din, returns to the theme (and the region) with his latest creation Approaching Empty, which runs at Live Theatre in Newcastle from Wednesday 6th until Saturday 23rd February.

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.

A co-production between Live Theatre, Tamasha and Kiln Theatre, Approaching Empty takes a look at the complications when business gets in the way of friendship and vice versa. Set in the North of England in the aftermath of Margaret Thatcher’s death, it lays bare the everyday struggles of a post-industrial generation of British men.

Having been a taxi driver himself before becoming a full-time theatre guy, you can be sure that the latest from Ishy Din will contain huge dollops of reality as well as getting you right in the feels. A must-see work from one of the brightest lights in Northern contemporary theatre.

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