Review Round Up: The Wife of Willesden, Kiln Theatre

What did critics make of author Zadie Smith’s debut play, making its debut at the Kiln Theatre? The Guardian: *** “Smith is brilliant at sowing the seeds of characters, giving little snippets that build them fully and immediately. Her writing also has a physical humour that director Indhu Rubasingham and movement directors Imogen Knight and Celise Hicks… Read More

In Conversation With…Andrew Frame

We chatted to Andrew about starring in The Wife Of Willesden at the Kiln Theatre. Hi Andrew, could you tell me more about what the Wife of Willesden is about? Hi. The play for me is about redressing the imbalance between the rights and obligations of women and men in their relationships, which sounds rather dry.… Read More

REVIEW: NW Trilogy, Kiln Theatre

Each play in this engaging trilogy is filled with warmth and compassion while highlighting the personal struggles that the characters face in finding a place in which they belong. It takes a great balancing act to bring together three plays that are filled with warmth and humour while exploring identity, history and the ongoing fight… Read More

Interview With…Natasha Jayetileke

We chatted to Natasha about starring in the NW Trilogy, playing at the Kiln Theatre from the 8th September. Hi Natasha, could you explain a little bit more about the plays that form the NW Trilogy? Of course, there are 3 plays – Dance Floor, Life of Riley and Waking/Walking. Each centre around one of… Read More

Review Round Up: The Invisible Hand, Kiln Theatre

We round up the reviews for Indhu Rubasingham‘s revival of Ayad Akhtar’s play at the Kiln Theatre. WhatsOnStage: **** “It’s the sort of juicy, thorny, knotty one-room play that gets the blood pumping – remarkable given that extended passages just see two men argue while looking at a laptop screen.” The Guardian: **** “Indhu Rubasingham… Read More

Interview With…Tony Jayawardena

We chatted to the actor about starring in The Invisible Hand at the Kiln Theatre… Hi Tony, for those who haven’t seen it what is The Invisible Hand about? The Invisible Hand is about the kidnap and ransom of an American banker working in Pakistan. When the ransom money isn’t forth coming the banker suggests that… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of…The Invisible Hand, Kiln Theatre

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

Review Round Up: Reasons That You Should(n’t) Love Me, Kiln Theatre

We round up the reviews for Amy Trigg’s play which officially reopened the Kiln Theatre. Ham & High: **** “Trigg’s comic timing is flawless as she zips about the stage, confined in the neither-nor touring set of a mocked up cube.” Evening Standard: **** “director Charlotte Bennett (of co-producers Paines Plough) and lighting and sound… Read More

NEWS: Kiln Theatre Announces New Season of Work

The Kilburn based theatre will reopen its doors to audiences from the 21st May. The Kiln Theatre has announced details for its new season, which will see the theatre reopening to the public for the first time since the 16th March 2020 when all theatres closed due to the pandemic. This newly announced season will… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Wishlist

Editor Emma Clarendon selects twenty London productions she would love to see again… 42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane: I know it only feels like yesterday that this show was in the West End – but I miss the sheer spectacle of it all! The dancing, the music and cast made this feel like a… Read More