Terri Paddock was impressed by When the Crows Visit and the new-look Kiln Theatre

Terri trips: Ibsen via India in When the Crows Visit’s world premiere

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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. And I was not disappointed – in either the play or the venue.

Scroll down for my on-the-night reactions.

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When a son returns home after being accused of a violent crime, a mother is forced to confront the ghosts of her past when the crows visit.

Inspired by true events in modern-day India, Anupama Chandrasekhar‘s When the Crows Visit explores the themes of Ibsen’s Ghosts and the cyclical nature of oppression. Kiln artistic director Indhu Rubasingham directs Ayesha Dharker as Hema alongside Bally Gill as Akshay. They’re joined in the cast by Mariam HaqueAsif KhanAryana RamkhalawonPaul G Raymond and Soni Razdan.

The production is designed by Richard Kent, with lighting by Oliver Fenwick, music and sound by Ben & Max Ringham and casting by Briony Barnett.

When the Crows Visit runs from 23 October to 30 November 2019 at the Kiln Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR, with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets are priced £10-£32.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

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Terri Paddock runs MyTheatreGroup, which provides content and social media marketing services for theatre clients across channels including MyTheatreMates.com, StageFaves.com, Stage Talk and TerriPaddock.com. Previously,
Terri Paddock founded WhatsOnStage.com and the WhatsOnStage Awards, running the company and its events from 1996 to 2013. Terri is also the author of two novels, Come Clean and Beware the Dwarfs, and has previously written for the Evening Standard, Independent, The Times and other national publications. She also produces the annual Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and acts as a digital, content strategy and event consultant for theatre, producers and other clients. She tweets about theatre at @TerriPaddock.

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Terri Paddock runs MyTheatreGroup, which provides content and social media marketing services for theatre clients across channels including MyTheatreMates.com, StageFaves.com, Stage Talk and TerriPaddock.com. Previously,
Terri Paddock founded WhatsOnStage.com and the WhatsOnStage Awards, running the company and its events from 1996 to 2013. Terri is also the author of two novels, Come Clean and Beware the Dwarfs, and has previously written for the Evening Standard, Independent, The Times and other national publications. She also produces the annual Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and acts as a digital, content strategy and event consultant for theatre, producers and other clients. She tweets about theatre at @TerriPaddock.

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