WHEN THE CROWS VISIT

23 Oct - 30 Nov 2019

Kiln Theatre presents

WHEN THE CROWS VISIT

by Anupama Chandrasekhar

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…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 world premiere.

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Dates

23 Oct - 30 Nov 2019

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Cast

Ayesha Dharker

Hema

For Kiln Theatre/Tricycle Theatre: White Teeth.

Theatre includes: The Island Nation (Arcola Theatre); Arabian Nights, OthelloA Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC); Anita and Me (Birmingham REP and Theatre Royal Stratford East); Dr Faustus (Bristol Old Vic); Bombay Dreams (West End and Broadway); The Ramayana (National Theatre/Birmingham REP)

Television includes: Indian Summers; Critical; The Indian Doctor; Little Crackers; Coronation Street; Doctor Who; Bodies; Waking the Dead; Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee; A Mouthful of Sky

Film includes: Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones;  Anita and MeArabian NightsRed Alert: The War Within; Mad Sad & Bad; Loins of Punjab Presents; Outsourced; Colour Me Kubrick; The Mistress of Spices

Bally Gill

Akshay

Theatre includes: Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Coriolanus, Salome, Vice Versa, Always Orange, Fall of the Kingdom, Rise of the Foot Soldier (RSC); The Island Nation (Arcola Theatre); A Local Boy (The Arts Theatre); Dinner with Saddam (Menier Chocolate Factory); The Bureau of Lost Things (Theatre 503).

Television includes: Wanderlust; NW.

Bally received the ‘Ian Charleson Award’ in 2018 for his portrayal of Romeo in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of ‘Romeo & Juliet’.

Mariam Haque

Uma / Kavita

Theatre includes: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth (RSC); Home Truths (Cardboard Citizens/ Bunker Theatre); Primetime (Royal Court); Diana of Dobsons (New Vic Theatre); Dara, Behind the Beautiful Flowers (National Theatre); Almost Near, Hurried Steps (The Finborough Theatre); Twelve (Kali Theatre); The Night and the Crescent Hare (Ankur Productions); Leon and the Place Between (Building Site Theatre Company/ The Unicorn); Crossed Keys  (Eastern Angles); Invasion! (Tooting Arts Club); The House of Bilquis Bibi (Hampstead Theatre); Monster Under the Bed (Polka Theatre); Hearts and Mind (Khayaal Theatre); Au Revoir les Enfants (European Tour).

Television includes: Flowers; Black Mirror; Shut up and Dance; Doctors; Eastenders; Holby City; Hunted.

Film includes: Benjamin & Undercliff; Smear; The Long Weekend.

Asif Khan

Gopi / Inspector

Kiln Theatre / Tricycle: Multitudes and Handbagged (also UK tour).

Theatre includes:

Tartuffe (RSC); Love, Bombs & Apples (The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Potrero Stage, San Francisco, Arcola and UK Tour); A Passage To India (Simple8/Royal & Derngate/Park Theatre); The Hypocrite (RSC/Hull Truck); Snookered (Bush Theatre/Tamasha); Twelfth Night (National Theatre); The Snow Queen (Unicorn Theatre); Queen of the Nile (Hull Truck); Mixed Up North (Out Of Joint);Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi (Arcola Theatre). 

Television includes: Diana & I; Spooks; Doctor Who; The Dumping Ground; Doctors; Casualty; Dark Matters; Terry Pratchett’s ‘Going Postal’; Man Down; Stath Lets Flats; Bradford Riots.

Film includes: Love Type D. 

His debut play as a writer; Combustion played at Tara Arts and at the Arcola theatre to fantastic reviews.

Aryana Ramkhalawon

Ragini

Theatre includes: The Funeral Director (Southwark Playhouse & UK tour); The Tempest, Swallows and Amazons, Much ado About Nothing (Storyhouse/Grovesnor Park Rep Company); The Secret Seven (Storyhouse); Hijabi Monologues (Bush theatre); Devika, Ode to Leeds (West Yorkshire playhouse); Glasgow Girls (National Theatre of Scotland UK tour); Princess Scintilla (Nuffield Theatre, The Secret Garden (Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto/Royal Festival Theatre Edinburgh); Twelve Kali Theatre (Watermans/ Birmingham MAC/ Rich Mix); Half and Half (Welsh  Millennium Centre); The Rose and Bulbul ( Kaddam/Pulse Connects).

Television includes: Waterloo Road; Lawless-Drama Matters; Doctors; Crime Stories; Bollywood Carmen; Jamillah and Aladdin.

Trained at the Guildford School of Acting.

 

Paul G Raymond

David

Theatre includes: Pity (Royal Court)

Television includes: Black Mirror; Kiri; The Windsor’s.

Radio includes: Ladhood; Mr Muzak; Expenses Only.

Paul has written, directed and performed in a Sky Arts short Maathraboodham & Son. He has written for The Educatoror; Sorry I didn’t Know and Sketchtopia.

Soni Razdan

Jaya

Soni Razdan trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Soni also directs and is currently developing a screen version of Manju Kapoor’s book Difficult Daughters, set around the time of Partition in India.

Theatre includes: The Collector (St Martin’s Theatre); Band Darwaze, Arms and the Man.

Television includes: Jesus of Nazareth; Padosi; Buniyaad; Aur Phir Ek Din; This Way Up; Good Karma Hospital.

Film includes: 36 Chowringhee Lane; Mandi; Saaransh; Khamosh; Such a Long Journey; Page 3; No Fathers in Kashmir; Yours Truly; Raazi.

Creative Team

Anupama Chandrasekhar

Writer

Indhu Rubasingham

Director

Richard Kent

Designer

Oliver Fenwick

Lighting Designer

Composers & Sound Designers

Ben & Max Ringham

Briony Barnett

Casting Director

DATES AND TICKET INFORMATION

TICKETS

23 – 28 October & Wednesday matinees
£10, £15, £21, £27.50

30 October – 30 November (excluding Wednesday matinees)
£12.50, £20, £26, £32.50

Evenings: 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday matinees (from 2 November): 2.30pm

CONCESSIONS

Equity, Students and Unemployed
£2 off Band A and B on Mon – Thu Performances

Brent & Camden Residents
£2 off Bands A, B and C on all performances

Seniors
£2 off Band A and B on Mon – Wed Matinee Performances

Access Concessions
£2 off all price bands on Mon – Thu Performances

Young Kiln (under 26)
£10 tickets across the run, any seat. To book your tickets sign up as Young Kiln or log in to your account and use promocode YOUNGKILN at checkout.

ACCESS

Audio Described: 14 November 2019
Captioned: 21 November 2019

Pre-show touch-tour before the Audio Described performance on 14 November at 6pm

POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS

13 November 2019 | Discussion and audience Q&A chaired by feminist activist and entrepreneur Samantha Roddick. Panelists include FGM activist Nimco Ali, Kiln Theatre Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham and Bollywood actress Soni Razdan.

26 November 2019 | Line up to be confirmed