Below is our preview, which explains the background of the show. Click here to read our Chronicles of Kalki review.
In the third instalment of the Gate's 'Who does she think she is?' season this intriguing play will receive its European debut.
As part of playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil's trilogy about Displaced Hindu Gods, The Chronicles of Kalki imagines that a 15-year-old girl may or may not be the tenth incarnation of Vishnu. Whilst this question looms unanswered, she wreaks havoc upon the lives of fellow high-school students and an investigation ensues.
An unusual fusion of genres: described as part film-noir, part graphic novel, the intrigue lies in how these implicitly visual forms will influence the aesthetic of the production. In keeping with the 'Who does she think she is' season so far, we're anticipating something explorative and attention grabbing. At its core, the season as a whole was designed to explore concepts of identity via female protagonists, and Chimera (the Gate's second instalment) received attention from critics for its "quizzicality" and "smartness", albeit lacking in a little warmth.
The Chronicles of Kalki is a play that mingles every day situations with the supernatural, punk genres with serious cultural and spiritual investigation. We're looking forward to seeing what young director Alex Brown (Winner of the prestigious £25,000 JMK Award and Associate Director of the National Theatre's Great Britain) does to bring Brennan Kapil's vision to life.
|What||The Chronicles of Kalki, Gate Theatre|
|Where||The Gate Theatre, 11 Pembridge Road, Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3HQ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Notting Hill Gate (underground)|
08 Jan 15 – 31 Jan 15, 7:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via Gate Theatre|