As Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) opens, Artistic Director of Kiln Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham announces her final season for the company, completing her 12 year tenure at the helm of the North West London powerhouse.
Indhu Rubasingham said today, “Tinged with many emotions, I am proud to share my final season at Kiln Theatre.
“Opening the season is a glorious comedy from the brilliant company Spymonkey, in a co-production with Royal & Derngate, based on Aristophanes’ The Frogs. The Kiln will then enter a really exciting collaboration with the RSC, which will be a part of Daniel Evans and Tamara Harvey’s inaugural season announcement early next year. It’s wonderful that Kiln can be a part of this pivotal moment, and I can’t wait for you to hear more about it when Daniel and Tamara share their plans for the RSC.
“Then completing the season are two world premières of Kiln commissions by two extraordinary voices – Samuel Adamson and Suhaiymah Manzoor Khan. The first of these being The Ballad of Hattie and James by Samuel, to be directed by Richard Twyman in a co-production with ETT, and the final show is a debut play by Suhaiymah – Peanut Butter & Blueberries. She is a truly unique voice, and I cannot wait for the world to know of this play and embrace her work. It feels fitting that I end my tenure as I stared – with debut plays. The bedrock of my programming and passion at Kiln has been giving platform to different voices expressing their perspectives, concerns and insights of the world around them, speaking to the different communities around Kilburn and beyond.
“I want to thank you for your support and encouragement during my time as Artistic Director here and I cannot wait to for you to experience these different worlds as you enter Kiln Theatre.”
The Frogs, The Ballad of Hattie and James and Peanut Butter & Blueberries are now on sale for Kiln Card priority booking and go on general sale at 12pm on Tuesday 14 November.