Rehearsal images have been released for the revival of Ayad Akhtar’s play returning to the Kiln Theatre next month.

(c) Mark Douet.

Following its run at the Kiln Theatre in 2016, Ayad Akhtar’s The Invisible Hand will return to the theatre next month playing from the 1st to the 31st July.

Directed by Indhu Rubasingham, this first revival of the play is set to star: Tony Jayawardena, Scott Karim, Daniel Lapaine and Sid Sagar.

(c)Mark Douet.

‘You see we are prisoners of a corrupt country that is our own making. But don’t pretend you don’t participate. You do. Of course you do.’

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

Ayad Akhtar is a Pulitzer Prize-winner, two- time Tony Award-nominee and winner of the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.He is the author of American Dervish, published in 25 languages worldwide and a 2012 Best Book of the Year at Kirkus Reviews, Toronto’s Globe and Mail, Shelf-Awareness, and O (Oprah) Magazine. Other theatre credits include Disgraced (American Theater Company in Chicago; Lincoln Center, New York and Bush Theatre – Pulitzer Prize for Drama) and The Who & The What (La Jolla Playhouse).

(c)Mark Douet.

The creative team for the production includes: designs by Lizzie Clachan, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick and
composer and sound design by Alexander Caplen.

The Invisible Hand will play at the Kiln Theatre from the 1st to the 31st July.