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The Empty Space is a 1968 book by the British director Peter Brook examining four modes or points of view on theatre: Deadly; Holy; Rough; and Immediate.

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The book is based on a series of four lectures endowed by Granada Television and delivered at Manchester, Keele, Hull, and Sheffield Universities in England. The first lecture, on The Deadly Theatre, was delivered on 1 February 1965 at Manchester University. The lecture series helped to fund his long-planned trip to Afghanistan.[1]

The work was considered controversial when first published in 1968 and received mixed reviews. However, it is now widely taught in higher education theatre studies courses.

The Empty Space is defined by Brook as '[A]ny space in which theatre takes place.' 'I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged'.[2]

Empty Space Peter Brook Award

Sam Walters and Auriol Smith receiving the Empty Space Award for the Orange Tree Theatre in 2006
Sasha Regan, Union Theatre, London November 2008

The Empty Space Peter Brook Award was an annual prize awarded to a theatre in recognition of pioneering concepts and innovations in theatre achieved in smaller venues and inventive spaces which receive minimal or no public funding. Award categories included regional theatres and up-and-coming theatre. Winners include the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, London (2006 and 2015), Unicorn Theatre, London (2014), the Shed at the National Theatre, London (2013), and the Finborough Theatre, London (2012 and 2010). The last award, to The Yard Theatre in London, was made in 2017.[3]


  1. ^Kustow, Michael (2006). Peter Brook: a biography. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 153. ISBN0-7475-7913-X.
  2. ^Brook, Peter (2008). The Empty Space. London: Penguin. p. 11. ISBN0141189223.
  3. ^Bowie-Sell, Daisy (31 October 2017). 'Peter Brook Empty Space Awards to end as 2017 winners announced'. What's On Stage. Retrieved 7 October 2019.


  • Brook, Peter (1968). The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate. ISBN978-0-684-82957-9
  • Kustow, Michael (2006). Peter Brook: a biography. ISBN0-7475-7913-X

External links[edit]

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'Empty Space'
Single by James Arthur
from the album You
Released19 October 2018
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'You Deserve Better'
'Empty Space'
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'Empty Space' on YouTube

'Empty Space' is a song by British singer James Arthur. The song was released as a digital download and for streaming on 19 October 2018 by Columbia Records[1] as the second single from Arthur's third studio album, You. The song was written by Arthur along with Richard Boardman, Pablo Bowman, Nick Gate and produced by Dan Priddy, Mark Crew and Digital Farm Animals.


Talking about the song, Arthur said, 'This song is for anyone who has ever deeply loved and lost someone dear to them, and is then faced with the struggle of trying to fill that void. It is about coming to terms with the fact that only that special person can truly fill the empty space.'[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of 'Empty Space' was first released onto YouTube on 1 November 2018.[3] The video features actor Tom Felton.[4]

Live performances[edit]

  • The X Factor (4 November 2018)[5]

Track listings[edit]

Digital download[1]
1.'Empty Space'3:33
Digital download – Digital Farm Animals and Franklin remix[6]
1.'Empty Space' (Digital Farm Animals and Franklin remix)3:29
Digital download – Luca Schreiner remix[7]
1.'Empty Space' (Luca Schreiner remix)3:22
Digital download – Vevo live acoustic[8]
1.'Empty Space'4:33
2.'Silent Night'3:52


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2018–19)Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9]63
Ireland (IRMA)[10]28
Germany (Official German Charts)[11]99
Malaysia (RIM)[12]6
Scotland (OCC)[13]6
Singapore (RIAS)[14]10
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15]93
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16]40
UK Singles (OCC)[17]22

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2019)Position
Portugal (AFP)[18]829


RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[19]Gold400,000

sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

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Release history[edit]

United Kingdom19 October 2018[1]Digital downloadSony Music
26 October 2018[6]Digital download – Digital Farm Animals and Franklin remix
9 November 2018[7]Digital download – Luca Schreiner remix
7 December 2018[8]Digital download – Vevo live acoustic single

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  1. ^ abc'Empty Space - Single by James Arthur'. Apple Music. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  2. ^'James Arthur tries to 'fill void' following break up in Empty Space'. Metro. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  3. ^'James Arthur – Empty Space (Official Video)'. YouTube. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  4. ^'James Arthur's 'Empty Space' Video: Watch'. Billboard. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  5. ^'James Arthur sings Empty Space Live Shows Week 3 The X Factor UK 2018'. YouTube. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  6. ^ ab'Empty Space (Remix) - Single by James Arthur on Apple Music'. iTunes Store. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  7. ^ ab'Empty Space (Luca Schreiner Remix) - Single by James Arthur on Apple Music'. iTunes Store. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  8. ^ ab'Empty Space / Silent Night (Vevo Live Acoustic) - Single by James Arthur on Apple Music'. iTunes Store. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  9. ^'Austriancharts.at – James Arthur – Empty Space' (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  10. ^'IRMA – Irish Charts'. Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  11. ^'Offiziellecharts.de – James Arthur – Empty Space'. GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  12. ^'Top 20 Most Streamed International & Domestic Singles In Malaysia'(PDF). Recording Industry Association of Malaysia. Recording Industry Association of Malaysia. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  13. ^'Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100'. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  14. ^'Singapore Top 30 Digital Streaming Chart – Week 49'(PDF). Recording Industry Association (Singapore). Archived from the original(PDF) on 13 December 2018.
  15. ^'Swedishcharts.com – James Arthur – Empty Space'. Singles Top 100. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  16. ^'Swisscharts.com – James Arthur – Empty Space'. Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  17. ^'Official Singles Chart Top 100'. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  18. ^'Top AFP - Audiogest - Top 3000 Singles + EPs Digitais'(PDF) (in Portuguese). Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  19. ^'British single certifications – James Arthur – Empty Space'. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 15 November 2019.Select singles in the Format field.Select Gold in the Certification field.Type Empty Space in the 'Search BPI Awards' field and then press Enter.

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