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? Have a look at our gallery – and then get booking!
When the Crows Visit, helmed by artistic director Indhu Rubasingham, runs at the Kiln Theatre in Kilburn, north London, from 23 October to 30 November 2019, with a press night on 29 October.
…and all the sins of his father and his forefathers came out of his body, through the pores of his skin, in the form of crows. 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 explores the themes of Ibsen’s Ghosts and the cyclical nature of oppression in a dark and thrilling new play. When the Crows Visit is designed by Richard Kent, with lighting by Oliver Fenwick, music and sound by Ben & Max Ringham and casting by Briony Barnett.
Ayesha Dharker, returning to the Kiln after White Teeth last year, stars as Hema alongside Ian Charleson Award winner Bally Gill as Akshay. They’re joined in the cast by Mariam Haque (as Uma/Kavita), Asif Khan (Gopi/Inspector), Aryana Ramkhalawon (Ragini), Paul G Raymond (David) and Soni Razdan (Jaya). Rehearsal photography by Mark Douet.
When the Crows Visit runs from 23 October to 20 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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