Indhu Rubasingham

Indhu has been announced as the new Artistic Director of the National Theatre.

Indhu was the Artistic Director of the Kiln Theatre from 2012-2023.

Recent productions include The Father and The Assassin (National Theatre) and The Wife of Willesden transfer (ART /Boston and BAM NY).

Her inaugural production was the multi-award-winning Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti (Evening Standard Award and Critics’ Circle Award), which transferred to New York and London’s Garrick Theatre as part of the Kenneth Branagh Plays at the Garrick season. Handbagged was first produced at the Tricycle Theatre, winning an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, before transferring to the West End/ 59e59 NY/ The Roundhouse in Washington DC and subsequent UK National Tour. Handbagged was also nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Comedy and returned to the Kiln Theatre in 2023.

Other productions as artistic director of the Kiln include: The Invisible Hand, Pass Over, When The Crows Visit, Wife, White Teeth, A Wolf In Snakeskin Shoes, Multitudes, The House That Will Not Stand, and Paper Dolls.

Her other productions at the National Theatre include: Kerry Jackson, The Great Wave, Ugly Lies the Bone and The Motherf*cker with the Hat (Evening Standard Award-winner for Best Play).

Her productions at the Kiln/Tricycle Theatre, Royal Court, Almeida and Hampstead Theatre include: Women, Power and Politics, Stones in His Pockets, Detaining Justice, The Great Game: Afghanistan, Fabulation and Starstruck Belong, Disconnect, Free Outgoing, Evening Standard Award-winning Lift Off, Clubland, The Crutch, Sugar Mummies, Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined, Yellowman and Pulitzer Prizewinning Anna in the Tropics.