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08 – 31 January

The Chronicles of Kalki

The Chronicles of Kalki

Book Tickets

Box office: 020 7229 0706

Key Dates

£10 Gatecrasher performances
  • Thu 8 Jan - 7.30pm
    Fri 9 Jan - 7.30pm
    Sat 10 Jan - 7.30pm
    Sat 17 Jan - 3.00pm
    Sat 24 Jan - 3.00pm
    Wed 28 Jan - 3.00pm
    Sat 28 Jan - 3.00pm

Press Night
  • Mon 12 Jan - 7.00pm

Captioned performance
  • Thu 29 Jan - 7.30pm

Young peoples night
  • Tue 20 Jan, 7.30pm 





Kalki is the new girl at school.
She is also, possibly, the 10th incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu.

But now she has gone missing and her two best friends – who had not met her until she mysteriously appeared a week ago – must try and explain to the police exactly what happened and where she might have gone after the tumultuous, shocking events of the last seven days.

Aditi Brennan Kapil’s extraordinary new play – part film noir, part graphic novel will receive its European Premiere under the direction of JMK Award winner Alex Brown.
 
Part of the Who Does She Think She Is? season.



Audio Described notes are available for this production. To download a copy of these notes, please click here.

To download a transcribed version of these notes in large print, please click here.


Book Tickets

Mon - Sat 7.30pm
Sat 3.00pm
The Chronicles of Kalki is supported by Arts Council England and the Jerwood Young Designers Programme.  http://www.gatetheatre.co.uk/getting-involved/design-assistants
With special thanks to The Chronicles of Kalki Production Syndicate:  Richard and Jan Grandison, David and Linda Lakhdhir & David and Abigail Lacey
STAGE INCLUDES: Spur Of The Moment (Royal Court).
 
TV INCLUDES: Evermoor (Disney), Dixi (Kindle / CBBC), Derren Brown:Apocalypse (Objective / Channel 4), Nellie (Glasshead Productions).
THEATRE INCLUDES: The Edge of Our Bodies (The Gate Theatre); Home & Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (Royal National Theatre); Orpheus Descending (Manchester Royal Exchange); Swallows & Amazons (Bristol Old Vic); Otieno, Christmas Carol & Blood Wedding (Southwark Playhouse); How to Cook a Country (Riverside Studios); Under One Roof (Theatre Royal, Nottingham); Starlight Express (London, Germany, Japan & Australia); The Buddy Holly Story (London, Canada & UK Tour); Porgy & Bess (Glyndebourne Opera, Royal Opera House); Casablanca (Whitehall Theatre, London); Once On This Island (Birmingham Rep & London); Carmen Jones (Old Vic, London); The Iron Man (Young Vic, London); Larry Adler Concerts (UK tour)

TV INCLUDES: A Song for Jenny (BBC), Big School (BBC), Autopsy (Channel 4), Whitechapel (ITV), The Rotter’s Club (BBC), Doctors (BBC), Casualty (BBC), My Hero (BBC), Doctor Who (BBC), Eastenders (BBC), Live Girls, Pulling (BBC), Ink Thief (ITV), T-Bag (ITV), The Olivier Awards & Children in Need

FILM INCLUDES: Piccadilly Jim 
 
STAGE INCLUDES: Untitled Matriarch Play (Royal Court Theatre), Mint (Royal Court Theatre), Pigeons (Royal Court Theatre), Lay Down Your Cross (Hampstead), Fatherland (The Gate), Mad Forest (BAC) and Rough Cuts (Royal Court Theatre Local), Fireface (RWCMD), A Small Familly Business (RWCMD)

TELEVISION INCLUDES: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (ITV), Wallander (BBC), George and Bernard(BBC), Doc Martin (ITV), Consuming Passions, Law & Order UK (ITV), Tracy Beaker Returns (BBC), Holby City(BBC), Doctors (BBC), The Bill (ITV).

FILM INCLUDES: Glorious 39, Watermarks, Neon Candy.
STAGE INCLUDES: At The End Of Everything Else Icka (Unicorn Theatre) Mark Arends; Oikos Project (The Jellyfish Theatre); Elevator (New Diorama Theatre)

TELEVISION INCLUDES: Game of Thrones Season 1 & 2 (HBO); Lapland (BBC) ; Casualty (BBC) ; Doctors (BBC)

FILM INCLUDES: Arrivals; Curiosity Kills ; Amar, Akbar and Tony; Camouflage; Dead Snow 2; Jeg Er Din (I am Yours); Born of War; The Devil's Double School Girl; In Company of Wolves; Princess Ragamuffin 
Marty studied Mechanical Engineering at Trinity College, Dublin and has been working as a deputy production manager at the National Theatre for the past two years. His recent credits include King Lear (Olivier Theatre), The Light Princess (Lyttelton Theatre) and Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Apollo Theatre and Cottesloe Theatre).
 
Madeleine Girling trained in Theatre Design at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, graduating with a First Class Honors, and receiving The Lord Williams Memorial Prize for Design 2012.  In 2013 she was awarded as a winner in The Linbury Prize For Stage Design for her collaboration with Nottingham Playhouse. Between April 2013 and July 2014 she worked for The Royal Shakespeare Company in a one-year, Design Assistant position. Previous design work includes: Time And The Conways; Arcadia (Nottingham Playhouse), Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.; The Ant & The Cicada (Royal Shakespeare Company Midsummer Mischief Festival), Gardening for the Unfulfilled and Alienated (Undeb Theatre), Tender Napalm; How To Curse (BOVTS Director's Showcase), A Welshman's Guide To Breaking Up (Boyo productions), Hey Diddle Diddle (Bristol Old Vic), The Cagebirds (LAMDA Director's Showcase), The Life After (BOV Young Company), Blood Wedding (RWCMD Burton Company), The Ducks (SEArED Productions).
    Aditi is a writer, actress, and director. Her play Love Person (Stavis Playwriting Award in 2009), a four-part love story in Sanskrit, ASL and English, was developed during a Many Voices residency at the Playwrights’ Center, and produced in a NNPN rolling world première at Mixed Blood Theatre (MN), Marin Theater (CA), and Phoenix Theatre (IN), in the 2007/08 season.
   Her play Agnes Under The Big Top, a tall tale was selected as a 2009 Distinguished New Play Development Project by the NEA New Play Development Program hosted by Arena Stage, and premièred at Mixed Blood Theatre and Long Wharf Theatre (CT) in 2011, and Borderlands Theater (AZ) in 2012 in a NNPN rolling world première. Her latest work, the Displaced Hindu Gods trilogy, consists of Brahman/i, a one-hijra stand-up comedy show, The Chronicles of Kalki, and Shiv.
   The plays, based on the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, premièred in repertory at Mixed Blood Theatre in October 2013. She is the Mellon Playwright-in-Residence at Mixed Blood Theatre, an Artistic Associate at Park Square Theatre, and a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.
 Alex was the winner of the JMK Award 2013, directing The Island at the Young Vic. He has directed short plays by Ella Hickson, Rachel De-lahay and Arinze Kene.
  He trained on the National Theatre Studio Directors course. As an Assistant Director, his credits include The River (Royal Court) and The Turn of the Screw (Almeida THeatre). He is currently a staff director at the National Theatre.

08 – 31 January

The Chronicles of Kalki

The Chronicles of Kalki

Book Tickets

Box office: 020 7229 0706

Key Dates

£10 Gatecrasher performances
  • Thu 8 Jan - 7.30pm
    Fri 9 Jan - 7.30pm
    Sat 10 Jan - 7.30pm
    Sat 17 Jan - 3.00pm
    Sat 24 Jan - 3.00pm
    Wed 28 Jan - 3.00pm
    Sat 28 Jan - 3.00pm

Press Night
  • Mon 12 Jan - 7.00pm

Captioned performance
  • Thu 29 Jan - 7.30pm

Young peoples night
  • Tue 20 Jan, 7.30pm