When the Crows Visit

When the Crows Visit

by Anupama Chandrasekhar


Trapped in a house that keeps its secrets behind closed doors, a mother is confronted with the ghosts of her past when her son returns home after finding himself embroiled in a scandal.

The world premiere of a harrowing tragedy by Evening Standard Award nominated Anupama Chandrasekhar (Most Promising Playwright for Free Outgoing, Royal Court) transposes the themes of Ibsen’s Ghosts into modern-day India.

Critic reviews

Not enough of an attempt here to explore exactly why, rather than how, this society allows women to have fewer rights than men


An uncomfortable watch devoid of hope

The Guardian

A triumphant translation as Ibsen moves to Mumbai

Evening Standard

This response to the 2012 Delhi bus gang-rape by way of Ibsen’s ‘Ghosts’ is uneven and insensitive

Time Out

A wildly uneven evening, but one with an unquestionable fire in its belly and its heart in the right place


Ayesha Dharker is captivating in an excoriating new play about sexual violence

The Stage

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Wed 23 Oct - Sat 30 Nov, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


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