Indhu Rubasingham

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The Wife of Willesden review – Zadie Smith’s boozy lock-in is a bawdy treat
Kiln theatre, London
The author’s debut play lets one of Chaucer’s most revolutionary characters loose in modern-day Kilburn in a celebration of community and a life well-lived

Kate Wyver

18, Nov, 2021 @9:12 AM

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The Invisible Hand review – thrilling tale of money lust and morality
A US bank employee is captured in Pakistan in Indhu Rubasingham’s pacy revival of Ayad Akhtar’s chillingly ingenious play

Mark Lawson

08, Jul, 2021 @7:00 PM

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'It's my second home': UK arts figures pick the theatres that inspired them
Arts venues have been hit hard by the pandemic and are still unable to stage live performances. In a new series, we celebrate their essential role

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

06, Jul, 2020 @12:25 PM

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'At last a glimpse of hope': UK arts leaders on the rescue package
Responses to the government’s promise of £1.57bn for the arts and heritage sectors

Chris Wiegand; additional reporting by Dalya Alberge

05, Jul, 2020 @8:57 PM

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The week in theatre: Pass Over; Love, Loss & Chianti and more – review
Antoinette Nwandu’s 2017 play about the US race divide flits thrillingly from laughter to rage

Kate Kellaway

01, Mar, 2020 @10:30 AM

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Pass Over review – fiercely relevant and compelling
Antoinette Nwandu’s powerful absurdist urban tragedy sees two black homeless men – cowed by the ever-present threat of police brutality – pursue their own American dream

Arifa Akbar

20, Feb, 2020 @1:22 PM

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Sex tapes and acid attacks: Anupama Chandrasekhar, the playwright shocking India
Her dramas confront the growing horrors facing women in India today. Now she’s reworked Ibsen’s Ghosts, taking out the syphilis and putting in the Delhi bus gang rape of 2012

Arifa Akbar

28, Oct, 2019 @4:38 PM

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Wife review – rousing look at 60 years of sexual identity
Samuel Adamson’s stimulating family saga revolves around Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and is inventively staged by Indhu Rubasingham

Michael Billington

05, Jun, 2019 @10:36 AM

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'Don't spit on the deck!' Arts bosses on how to hand over power
When Indhu Rubasingham turned the Tricycle theatre into the Kiln earlier this year, there were protests and passionate defences. Vicky Featherstone, Richard Eyre and Charles Saumarez Smith discuss the tricky business of artistic change

Andrew Dickson

14, Dec, 2018 @12:00 PM

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White Teeth review – Zadie Smith's 'multiculti' melting pot boils over
Stephen Sharkey adapts Smith’s immigrant tale with zest but struggles to contain the novel’s dizzying temporal leaps

Michael Billington

06, Nov, 2018 @11:59 PM

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Rebranding woes of another Kiln theatre company | Letters
Letters: Sam Frankie Fox, the co-artistic director of Birmingham-based Kiln Ensemble, on how – having changed its name from Kindle to avoid a clash with Amazon – they now find their new name taken by a north London theatre


17, Sep, 2018 @5:11 PM

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Holy Sh!t review – parents go to war over school places
Alexis Zegerman’s comedy exposes middle-class hypocrisy as couples battle to get their children into the top local primary

Michael Billington

11, Sep, 2018 @9:20 AM

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