Afghanistan has arrived on stage at Kilburn’s Tricycle Theatre, where a two-month festival - comprising 15 specially commissioned plays by dramatists including Richard Bean, Simon Stephens, Abi Morgan and Colin Teevan - aims to provide a fresh view of a global hot spot.
English actress and theatre director Kathryn Hunter won an Olivier award in 1990 for playing the millionairess in Friedrich Durrenmatt's The Visit. She's most well known for her physical theatre work and was the first British actress to play King Lear in a professional production - she also appeared as Richard III in an all female production at the Globe Theatre in 2003. Her recent directing credits include Othello for the RSC (of which she has recently been made an artistic associate), which is currently on tour. Hunter is currently preparing for the unusual role of an ape-man in Kafka’s Monkey, Colin Teevan’s new one woman adaptation of Kafka’s masterfully ironic short story.