Kiln Theatre announces three new productions to be performed in 2020
The Kiln Theatre’s artistic director Indhu Rubasingham has announced three new productions tobe staged at the off-West End venue next year. The new works will feature performances by Paapa Essiedu, as well as a co-production by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Speaking about the new season, Rubasingham said: “This season continues to amplify unheard voices which speak to our times. This work together reflects the connectivity and humanity of our diverse communities.”
The award-winning actor Paapa Essiedu will play Moses in Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over. According to press material, Pass Over is inspired by Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, where two friends are passing time by a lamppost at night, waiting for change. Pass Over will begin previews on 13th February 2020, with an official opening night on 19th February 2020 and will run to 21st March 2020.
After performances at Stratford-upon-Avon’s Swan Theatre later this month, Hannah Khalil’s A Museum in Baghdad will receive its London premiere at the Kiln Theatre. Erica Whyman directs the female-led play, as a British archaeologist looks to found a museum in 1926 in the Iraqi capital, with a young woman looking to reopen the museum 90 years later. Although the women are decades apart, the women share the same goals in a play which showcases the importance of preserving cultures. A Museum in Baghdad will begin previews on 22nd April 2020, with an official opening night on 28th April 2020 and will run to 23rd May 2020.
First performed at the Bush Theatre in 2002, Richard Cameron’s The Glee Club will be revived as part of the newest season at the Kiln Theatre, directed by Kate Wasserberg. Following five members of the Edlington Miners’ Glee Club, they prepare for their local gala as they celebrate the ‘good old days’ in a play that explores close bonds between friends. The Glee Club will begin previews on 4th June 2020, ahead of a press night on 8th June 2020 and will run to 27th June 2020.