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Aysha Kala photo portrait

Aysha Kala

For the National:


Aysha Kala trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.


Productions include: Much Ado About Nothing for the RSC; Scandaltown at the Lyric, Hammersmith; Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike at Theatre Royal Bath; An Adventure at the Bush; Frogman at Shoreditch Town Hall; Obsession at the Barbican; Punk Play and Farragut North at Southwark Playhouse; Djinns of Eidgah at the Royal Court; and Khadija is 18 at the Finborough.

Work in theatre, as an assistant director includes: The Memory of Water at Hampstead Theatre; and Testmatch for English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal, Bath.


The Doll Factory, Criminal Record, Man vs Bee, Undeclared War, Call the Midwife, Master of None, Indian Summers, Vicious and Shameless.


Second Coming and Jadoo.


Midnight’s Children.


Much Ado About Nothing – Ian Charleson Award

Khadija is 18 – OFFIE nomination

Aysha Kala was named a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit of 2015 and was part of the BAFTA Elevate Scheme in 2019–2020.


(Updated April 2023. Photo by Ori Jones)