Indhu Rubasingham appointed Tricycle artistic director

Natalie Woolman

Indhu Rubasingham has been appointed artistic director of London’s Tricycle Theatre.

She will take up her new position in May 2012. She is to replace Nicolas Kent, who has been artistic director for 28 years.

Rubasingham is a director, and is to direct Stones In His Pockets at the Tricycle next month and Belong by Bola Agbaje at the Royal Court Theatre next year. Her previous work includes The Great Game – Afghanistan and Women, Power and Politics.

Rubasingham said “I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed as the new artistic director of the Tricycle. I first worked there in 1998 when I brought Roy Williams’ Starstruck to Nicolas Kent. Unknown to me it was the beginning of a long and fruitful association.

“The Tricycle is a unique and special place and it has been passionately led by Nicolas Kent. He leaves behind him a weighty legacy. I am very excited and honoured to take the baton and lead the organisation, with my artistic vision, into the future.”

Kent added: “I am very happy that Indhu is to take over from me in May next year. I have known her for 15 years and I am an enormous admirer of her work – indeed we collaborated very happily when we directed The Great Game: Afghanistan together in 2009. She is a very talented director, and an inspiration to those with whom she works.”

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