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Indhu Rubasingham, MBE, is a British theatre director and the current artistic director of the Kiln Theatre (formerly the Tricycle Theatre) in Kilburn, London. On December 13 2023 it was announced that she would take on the role of Artistic Director at the National Theatre in 2025, following on from Rufus Norris.

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Indhu Rubasingham Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2023]
[West End, 2022]
[West End, 2022]
[West End, 2019]
[West End, 2017]

Indhu Rubasingham Awards and Nominations

Evening Standard Awards - 2015 - Best Director

Indhu RubasinghamThe Motherfucker With The Hat

Indhu Rubasingham News

a.k. payne, Jasmine Naziha Jones & More Named as Finalists for 2024 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

The 2024 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has revealed the finalists for this prestigious international award honoring women+ playwrights.

Hermitage Announces Chris Bush as 2024 Recipient of $35,000 Hermitage Major Theater Award

 Andy Sandberg, Artistic Director and CEO of the Hermitage Artist Retreat, announced that UK-based playwright and Olivier Award-winning lyricist Chris Bush has been selected as the fourth recipient of the Hermitage Major Theater Award (HMTA).

SCENES WITH GIRLS to Hold Limited Performances In NYC & LA This Winter

SCENES WITH GIRLS is holding limited performances in NYC (Jan. 25 - 28) & LA (Feb. 3-4). Learn how to purchase tickets.

Sarah Grochala's INTELLIGENCE Wins The Women's Prize for Playwriting 2023

Intelligence by Sarah Grochalahas been announced as the winning script for The Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2023. Launched in 2019 and produced by Ellie Keel and Paines Plough, the Prize is the only national prize to champion and support exceptional playwrights who identify as female or non-binary.

RSC European Premiere of ENGLISH Will Transfer to Kiln Theatre

Kiln Theatre has announced the European première of Sanaz Toosi’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, English. Directed by Diyan Zora, the production completes Indhu Rubasingham’s final season as Artistic Director of Kiln Theatre.

Critics' Pick: Aliya Al-Hassan's Best Theatre of 2023

The pure joy of theatre is its ability to constantly renew and surprise. For me, 2023 saw a plethora of excellent musicals. Notoriously hard to get right, this year seemed to feature both clever revivals and future successes, many of which remained in my thoughts long after I left the theatre.


Running the Room isn’t a bible nor a manifesto. It doesn’t want to write a set of rules for directing plays, nor it wants to impart a Weltanschauung on how to become a director. It’s a source of inspiration and, more practically, a generous look into the practice of a selected group of people, who just so happen to be women.

Finalist Scripts Revealed For The Women's Prize For Playwriting 2023

The Women’s Prize for Playwriting, produced by Ellie Keel and Paines Plough, has announced the five finalist scripts for The Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2023, selected from 1,002 entries.

Industry Pro Newsletter: 96% of US Counties Received Pandemic Arts Funds, Broadway Audiences Getting More Diverse

A few exciting data points to close out the year - the first being that Broadway audiences this past season were younger and more diverse than in seasons past. This is a bright spot in a season that saw a bumpy box office. A new study from SMU DataArts also looked at the amount of funding that went out to arts organizations during the pandemic.

Imelda Staunton: Indhu Rubasingham is "the Right Person for the Job"

Actor Imelda Staunton has said that Indhu Rubasingham is the right person for the job, as it was announced that Rubasingham will be The National Theatre's first female artistic director in its 60-year history and the first person of colour to take on the role.

Indhu Rubasingham Appointed Director of the National Theatre

The National Theatre has announced the appointment of Indhu Rubasingham as the next Director and Joint Chief Executive of the National Theatre.

'2023 Was the Year The National Theatre Stood Up to the Plate' - Alexander Cohen's Best Theatre of 2023

The National Theatre somewhat mutedly celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. There was ostensibly little fanfare. No public flotillas, no audiences with royal patrons or forty-one gun salutes. Instead we have been on the receiving end of presents, and a plethora of them in the form of one knockout production after another.

The Best Books for Theatre Lovers This Festive Season

As the festive season rushes towards us, BroadwayWorld gives you some suggestions for books for the theatre-lovers in your life. From conversations with women theatre directors, to special editions of Suzie Miller's Prima Facie to Judi Dench's exploration of Shakespeare, there really is something for every bookworm in your life.

Shortlisted Scripts Revealed For The Women's Prize For Playwriting 2023

The Women's Prize for Playwriting, produced by Ellie Keel and Paines Plough, today announces the 20 shortlisted scripts for The Women's Prize for Playwriting 2023, selected from 1,002 entries. Launched in 2019, the Prize is designed to celebrate and support exceptional playwrights who identify as female or non-binary by providing them with a national platform.

Indhu Rubasingham Reveals Final Season as Artistic Director of the Kiln Theatre

As Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) opens, Artistic Director of Kiln Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham has announced her final season for the company, completing her 12 year tenure at the helm of the North West London powerhouse. Learn more about the upcoming season lineup here!

Kiln Theatre And Punchdrunk Enrichment Enter New Partnership To Create Kiln Young Company Show

Kiln Theatre has announced a brand-new collaboration with Punchdrunk Enrichment - a charity creating transformational theatre for education, community and family audiences. Kiln will be partnering with Punchdrunk Enrichment on the forthcoming original Kiln Young Company  production.

Longlisted Scripts Revealed For The Women's Prize For Playwriting 2023

The Women's Prize for Playwriting has announced the 50 longlisted scripts for The Women's Prize for Playwriting 2023, selected from 1,002 entries.

Amit Sharma Appointed as Artistic Director and CEO of the Kiln Theatre

Kiln Theatre has announced the appointment of Amit Sharma as Artistic Director and CEO - he takes up the role on 1 December 2023. Sharma is currently Associate Director at Kiln Theatre, and also works as a freelance director. Learn more about Sharma here!

The Mono Box's Extensive Play and Audio Monologue Libraries Will Be Donated To Theatres

The Mono Box’s extensive play and audio monologue libraries to be donated to Northern Academy of Performing arts, Powerhouse, Theatre503 and Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust. Learn more about the collection here!

Review: THE FATHER AND THE ASSASSIN, National Theatre

First opening in 2022, Anupama Chandrasekhar's (When the Crows Visit) debut play for The National Theatre, The Father and The Assassin . One of India’s most prominent and taboo-busting playwrights, her historical epic returns to the Olivier stage, now with Olivier winner Hiran Abeysekera (Life Of Pi) taking over as the titular assassin.


Indhu Rubasingham has been nominated for the Best Director award at the Evening Standard Awards for her work on the show "The Motherfucker With The Hat".

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