the entire experience is hilarious, touching and altogether most rewarding. Nik Smythe - Theatreview, 7 December 2017
Indian Ink make some of the best theatre in the world New Zealand Herald
Jacob Rajan establishes a commanding presence NZ Herald by Paul Simei-Barton
This play features heart-breaking hilarity and uplifting sorrow in one breath Madelaine Empso, Regional News. 30 August 2017
The Pickle King remains both politically cutting edge and theatrically spectacular Aimee Smith, Art Murmurs. 27 August 2017
a bright beacon of excellence in our local theatre landscape John Smythe, Theatreview. 25 August 2017
A small gem of theatre... similarly charmed the audience... Singapore Straits Times
Krishnan's Dairy... is cute, sentimental, large-spirited, beautifully performed, utterly touching Financial Times, Edinburgh
Indian Ink Theatre Company is one of New Zealand’s most successful theatre companies with a reputation for “total theatre which offers humanity and psychological insight in a package of good plain laughs, luminous performances and brilliant staging” (Dominion Post, NZ).
For almost two decades Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis have pursued their idea of the ‘Serious Laugh’- opening mouths with laughter in order to slip something serious in along with a love of mask and story. The company blends western theatrical traditions with eastern flavours and has been critically acclaimed for its use of live music, heightened theatricality, humour, pathos and great storytelling.More about Indian Ink
The contradictions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods come alive in this outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful romantic thriller.
Once the finest hotel in town, the Empire is now as faded as the dreams of the piano player who haunts the lobby.
The winds of change are sweeping the sleepy island of Karukam. A new resort promises a brighter future for all until fate puts the hopes of the community in the hands of Sidu - the village idiot!
Mrs Krishnan’s boarder, overzealous wannabe DJ, James, has invited a few friends into the back room of the dairy (yes – Krishnan’s Dairy) as a special surprise to celebrate Onam and the return home of her son.
An achingly funny love story that punches you in the heart, Krishnan’s Dairy is the critically acclaimed production that smashed box office records and hurled Indian Ink onto the national and international stage.
Discover black holes and the formula for happiness in a tribute to one of the greatest astrophysicists of this century, Subramanyan Chandrasekhar.
This deliciously dark comedy hit a nerve at the New Zealand International Festival, captivating audiences and selling out.
If you think the world is crazy now you should see it in 50 years time. Take a look into our cracked crystal ball into a future where India is the most powerful nation on earth.