Kiln Theatre to stream revival of The Invisible Hand

Last Updated on 2 August 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team

Kiln Theatre in London is to stream Ayad Akhtar’s acclaimed play The Invisible Hand online

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The acclaimed revival of Ayad Akhtar’s play The Invisible Hand at London’s Kiln Theatre is to be available to watch online for three days only in August.

Directed by the theatre’s artistic director Indhu Rubasingham, it will be streamed on demand from 13 to 15 August 2021. Tickets are available via from £10, with audio description and captions available.

Rubasingham said: “With our live performances sold out, I am thrilled we’re able to share Ayad Akhtar’s extraordinarily timely play, including audio-described and captioned versions, with even more people around the world, including those who may be shielding or not able to travel to Kiln Theatre.”

The production stars Tony Jayawardena, Scott Karim, Daniel Lapaine and Sid Sagar, with design by Lizzie Clachan, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick and sound design by Alexander Caplen.

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?

Originally staged in 2016, The Invisible Hand ran at Kiln Theatre from 7 to 31 July 2021.

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