Chandrasekhar became the National Theatre’s first international writer in residence in 2016. The playwright, who was born in Chennai in India, has also had work staged at the Royal Court in London as well as a number of top venues in India, Europe and North America. In 2008, Chandrasekhar was a runner up for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards’ Charles Wintour Prize for Most Promising Playwright.
The Kiln Theatre’s artistic director Indhu Rubasingham is directing When the Crows Visit. Rubasingham has collaborated with Chandrasekhar before, directing her plays Free Outgoing (2007) and Disconnect (2013), both of which premiered at the Royal Court.
Rubasingham says: ‘I am thrilled to be working with such a talented cast on Anu’s new play. I first worked with Anu 12 years ago at the Royal Court. She had come through their brilliant international programme. In my opinion, she is the most important voice coming out of India and it is a real privilege to be directing and producing her new play here at Kiln Theatre.’
Among Rubasingham’s other productions for the Kiln Theatre are Wife (2019), White Teeth (2018) and Red Velvet (2014), which transferred to New York and later to the Garrick Theatre as part of the Kenneth Branagh Season.
When the Crows Visit promises to be both dark and thrilling.
|What||When the Crows Visit, Kiln Theatre|
|Where||Kiln Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Brondesbury (overground)|
23 Oct 19 – 30 Nov 19, Performances at 7:30PM plus additional 2:30PM matinees
|Price||£65 per pair of tickets|
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|