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When The Crows Visit

Reflect on crucial issues such as domestic violence, abuse, male dominance, and feminism as you watch Anupama Chandrasekhar’s brilliant and riveting response to Ibsen’s Ghosts.

Why You Should When the Crows Visit

When the Crows Visit makes its intentions clear from the very start; it is a serious examination of the horrors that women are subjected to in patriarchal societies. It wastes no time in challenging the audience and demanding an explanation for their roles as mute spectators or bystanders. The story is based on the deplorable 2012 gang-rape in Delhi that created an international uproar. The play is directed by Liberty Human Rights Award-winning artistic director of the Kiln Theatre - Indhu Rubashingam. She is well-known for her 2012 production of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti, which won a Critics’ Circle Award as well as an Evening Standard Award. Her career as a freelance director has also won her much acclaim across England and other countries such as Brazil, Mexico, India, and the USA. When the Crows Visit is an important play that viscerally showcases the extent of abuse that women suffer.

The Show

Ibsen’s Ghosts is transposed to an Indian setting in this production. Hema and her ailing mother-in-law share the opulent house that she inherited from her abusive ex-husband. Her son Akshay is a vulnerable and timid young man who struggles to make a living as a game developer. In stark contrast, Hema is strong-willed, confident, and smart. When Akshay quits his job and flies back home from Mumbai abruptly, Hema is thoroughly confused. On the same night, a woman was mercilessly raped in Mumbai. Does Akshay have anything to do with the crime? How will his mother react if she finds out that Akshay is one of the perpetrators?

Good For

Social Activists | Adult Audiences

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Opening Date: 23 Oct, 2019
Closing Date: 30 Nov, 2019

Show Timings

Monday 7:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Wednesday 2:30 PM, 7:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 PM
Friday 7:30 PM
Saturday 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Leading Roles
Ayesha Dharker as Hema
Bally Gill as Akshay
Asif Khan as Gopi
Aryana Ramkhalawon as Ragini

Written By
Anupama Chandrasekhar

Directed By
Indhu Rubasingham

Design By
Richard Kent

Additional Info

Photo and video recording are not allowed during the show.

Duration
To be confirmed

Audience
The show is recommended for viewers over the age of 14. Since the show includes strong adult themes including domestic abuse, sexual violence, vulgar language, and emotional abuse, parental guidance is strongly recommended.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair Accessible
Air-conditioned

Seating
The Kiln Theatre has a seating capacity of 292

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Carry a few layers; the theatre is air-conditioned through the year and can get a bit chilly

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Cancellation Policy

All West End show tickets are non refundable.

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My Tickets

You will get an email confirmation with your When the Crows Visit voucher. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID.

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