The Invisible Hand

Thu 12 May 2016 – Sat 2 Jul 2016

Tricycle Theatre presents

*Please be aware there is strong language used in this trailer

American banker Nick Bright knows that his freedom comes at a price. Confined to a cell within the depths of rural Pakistan, every second counts. Who will decide his fate? His captors, or the whims of the market?

Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Ayad Akhtar’s intense political thriller lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this fast-moving, contemporary play directed by the Tricycle’s Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham (A Wolf In Snakeskin Shoes, Multitudes, Handbagged, Paper Dolls, Red Velvet).

Cast includes Tony Jayawardena (Bend It Like Beckham, West End), Daniel Lapaine (The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare’s Globe; Muriel’s Wedding), Sid Sagar (The Oresteia, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Parth Thakerar (The Hard Problem, National Theatre).

Creatives include Lizzie Clachan (Designer), Oliver Fenwick (Lighting Designer) and Alexander Caplen (Sound Designer).



★★★★ ‘Ingenious plot, excellent acting… What’s not to like?’ The Times

★★★★ ‘High-voltage, fast-moving’ The Daily Telegraph

★★★★★ ‘The acting is superb from all four players…
Indhu Rubasingham’s direction keeps things breathlessly taut and unpredictable’
The Arts Desk

★★★★ ‘Fiendishly clever’ Financial Times

★★★★ ‘Brilliantly executed’ Daily Mail

★★★★★‘A proper political thriller, wound tight as a tripwire
in Indhu Rubasingham’s palpitating production’

★★★★ ‘Darkly, shockingly funny’ Libby Purves, TheatreCat

★★★★‘Taut and effective… The acting is consistently rich’ The Stage

★★★★ ‘A terrific thriller’ The Jewish Chronicle