Theatre News: Ready or Not at the Arcola

In April, Kali Theatre Company will present a new play by Naylah Ahmed at the Arcola Theatre. “Ready or Not” is a pacy political thriller, where paranoia and guilt collide.

Theatre News: Ready or Not at the Arcola London Theatre Breaks
“Ready or Not” by Naylah Ahmed (left) starring Joan Blackham (right)

Directed by Kali Theatre Artistic Director, Helena Bell, the London-based company boasts an ever growing reputation for supporting and producing ground-breaking work by British South Asian female playwrights.

Last year’s production, The Dishonoured by Aamina Ahmad, was critically acclaimed and was nominated for two Offies/Off West End Awards.

Ready or Not” starring British stage and TV actress Joan Blackham, is a chilling reflection of the chaotic political and social times we live in.

Ahmed’s electrifying story is set in a small suburban house where a the characters, whose lives are inexorably tied together, find themselves teetering on the edge of disaster.

The play explores loss, guilt and the fallout from collateral damage in a warring world where there are no rules and the enemy could be anyone. The atmosphere is tense, the characters desperate, the fallout tragic.

Ready or Not” by Naylah Ahmed

Arcola Theatre, London
11-29 April 2017
Box Office: 020 7503 1646


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