The Tricycle Theatre has announced its 2016 spring/summer season.
The season opens with the transfer of Florian Zeller’s The Mother, starring Gina McKee, from Theatre Royal Bath, following the acclaimed run of Zeller’s The Father at the Tricycle earlier this year and subsequent West End transfer.
March sees the return of the Tricycle Takeover, back for its third year, when Tricycle Young Company take control of every corner of the Tricycle, packing it with performances of theatre, film, music, poetry and more.
This is followed by Mikel Murfi’s one-man show The Man in the Woman’s Shoes and the return of Tricycle regular Mark Thomas with his brand new comedy Trespass.
Completing the programme is the centrepiece of the new season, Pulitzer Prize-winning Ayad Akhtar’s The Invisible Hand, directed by artistic director Indhu Rubasingham.
Rubasingham sayd: "I’m thrilled to be presenting a new season of untold stories at the Tricycle, from the depths of rural Pakistan to the streets of Ireland; from the joys of urban playgrounds to the loneliness of empty family homes. Not to mention an 11 day extravaganza by the Tricycle Young Company! I am especially excited to be directing the UK premiere of The Invisible Hand by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar."
Akhtar sayd: "The Invisible Hand is a play I wrote hoping it would feel equally at home in Karachi, New York, or London and I feel terrifically lucky that it found its way to Indhu, and to a premiere at the Tricycle in 2016. I am very excited to be working with a director I have long admired from afar, and feel honoured to be part — in whatever humble way — of the Tricycle’s long tradition of politically engaged, culturally rich work."