Billed as an examination of gentrification, Kerry Jackson at the National Theatre has disappointingly little to say about this subject. Its main characters have clichéd opinions and stereotypical attributes, and De Angelis spends a lot of time getting them to tell us who they are, what they think and how they feel.
‘Too lightweight in its treatment of the issues it covers’: KERRY JACKSON – National Theatre
The National Theatre has quite mixed fortunes when it comes to new play commissions, some become and instant hit – like After Life and the storming success this year of Jack Absolute Flies Again – while others can feel significantly more under-nourished and perhaps staged a little too soon. April De Angelis’s new play Kerry Jackson falls into the latter category with a tale of a relationship across the class divide that looks to explore polarised opinions about homelessness, immigration and compassion between two people who seem, on the surface, ill-suited.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Handbagged at the Kiln Theatre
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon discovers what critics have had to say about the revival of Moira Buffini’s political comedy Handbagged now playing at the Kiln Theatre.
‘An alarmingly current piece of work’: THE FATHER & THE ASSASSIN – National Theatre
Anupama Chandrasekhar’s new play The Father And The Assassin about Nathuram Godse, the man who murdered – assassinated – Mohandas Gandhi in 1948, is an alarmingly current piece of work, but you wouldn’t know that from watching it.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Father and the Assassin at the National Theatre
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon what discovers what critics have had to say about Anupama Chandrasekhar’s play The Father and the Assassin now being performed at the National Theatre.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Wife of Willesden at Kiln Theatre
On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for multi-award-winning novelist Zadie Smith’s debut play The Wife of Willesden?
‘The fun they’re all having absolutely includes & invites you’: THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN – Kiln Theatre ★★★★
Zadie Smith humbly refers to her first play as more like “homework” than the novelist’s usual dread of a blank page. Chaucer, after all, laid down its tale, framework and attitudes 600 years ago.
NEWS: National Theatre announces new productions including Nicola Walker in The Corn is Green
The National Theatre has published on-sale dates and further details of its next new tranche of productions, opening from now until May 2022 with tickets on sale to the public from 2 December 2021.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Invisible Hand at the Kiln Theatre
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Indhu Rubasingham‘s revival of Ayad Akhtar’s play at the Kiln Theatre.
NEWS: The Kiln Theatre reopens its doors with 3 world premieres
For the first time since theatres closed on 16 March 2020, Kiln Theatre will reopen to share live performance with audiences with a season of work including three world premieres.
‘This is the fiercest account of racism on the London stage’: PASS OVER – Kiln Theatre
Despite its absurdist style, Pass Over is a political play whose message is indisputable. The evening is a powerful mixture of male camaraderie, brutality and almost casual defiance.
‘The performances throughout are sharp & refined’: WHEN THE CROWS VISIT – Kiln Theatre ★★★★
Anupama Chandrasekhar’s chilling play examines what happens when a cycle of violence and those who stand by and watch it happen is passed down through the generations.
FEATURED SHOW: ★★★★ reviews are in for ‘startling’ new play When the Crows Visit
Reviews are in for Anupama Chandresekhar’s “startling and powerful” new “haunting beast of a play” When the Crows Visit at London’s Kiln Theatre, where it continues until 30 November. We’ve rounded up highlights from Asian culture vultures and other critics. Time to get booking!
Terri trips: Ibsen via India in When the Crows Visit’s world premiere
I’ve been remiss in not getting back up to Kilburn, where I lived for many years, since the reopening of Kiln Theatre. But I was able to put that right with a trip to artistic director Indhu Rubasingham’s world premiere production of Anupama Chandresekhar’s When the Crows Visit.
‘A violently disturbing play & so it should be’: WHEN THE CROWS VISIT – Kiln Theatre ★★★★
Director Indhu Rubasingham spares us none of the rage and horror of violent mutilation as male anger rises against women who are educated in Anumpama Chandrasekhar’s play When The Crows Visit and – this makes you wince – of female complicity in the middle and oldest generations
PHOTOS: First look at the world premiere of When the Crows Visit at Kiln Theatre
The world premiere of leading Indian dramatist Anupama Chandresekhar’s When the Crows Visit has just officially opened at London’s Kiln Theatre, where it continues until 30 November. Have a look at artistic director Indhu Rubasingham’s sumptuous production – and then get booking!
‘Men are men until they err & then it’s the victims who are blamed’: WHEN THE CROWS VISIT – Kiln Theatre
Anupama Chandrasekhar’s tense and searching new play When the Crows Visit is a theatrical response to the 2012 Delhi gang rape of a young woman on a bus. These men walk among us, protected by the very society they are undermining; how does that happen?
‘There’s an abundance of violence against women globally’: Indhu Rubasingham on directing the premiere of Anupama Chandresekhar’s When the Crows Visit
The world premiere of When the Crows Visit reunites writer Anupama Chandresekhar and director Indhu Rubasingham (and leading lady Ayesha Dharker), who have the Royal Court Theatre’s late international director Elyse Dodgson to thank for bringing them together.
PHOTOS & VIDEO: In rehearsals with Ayesha Dharker, Bally Gill & the cast of When the Crows Visit
Less than three weeks until performances start for the world premiere of Indian dramatist Anupama Chandresekhar’s When the Crows Visit, inspired by Ibsen’s Ghosts and true events. What have Kiln Theatre artistic director Indhu Rubasingham been putting the cast through in rehearsals?
NEWS: Ayesha Dharker & Bally Gill star in When the Crows Visit world premiere at Kiln Theatre
The Kiln Theatre is on a roll! With Blues in the Night packing in audiences in Kilburn this summer and their production of The Son about to open in the West End, it’s time to look ahead to this autumn’s world premiere of Indian dramatist Anupama Chandresekhar’s When the Crows Visit, inspired by Ibsen’s Ghosts and true events. Have you seen full casting details? Time to get booking!