Assembly and Riverside Studios
Our team works year-round to deliver the highest quality entertainment to live audiences of more than 500,000 in London and in Edinburgh.
We are based in London all year at Riverside Studios and we run Assembly Festival at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - the longest running of the 'super venues' at the greatest arts and cultural showcase in the world. We will soon be opening a year-round home in Edinburgh, Assembly Roxy, and touring with the best of our programmes.
Led by William Burdett-Coutts, our team has extensive experience in festivals, theatre and television. We produce, we present, and we work with partners nationally and internationally.
Riverside Studios is situated on the banks of the Thames in Hammersmith, West London and has been one of the most important venues in London for new and international performing arts for over 30 years. Our iconic space houses theatres, art-house cinema, TV studios and an award-winning bar and restaurant. Our mission is to be London's pre-eminent space for risk, inspiration and creativity in the arts and media, in a setting which is energetic, internationalist and friendly.
Assembly Festival is described as 'the National Theatre of the Fringe' and the 'jewel in the crown of the Fringe'. In over 33 years of operation at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we have established a reputation for excellence. We bring the best talent in the world to Edinburgh; our 13 temporary theatre venues and 8 bars are jam-packed with great theatre, comedy and music. Our iconic venues include Assembly Hall and the Assembly Festival garden in George Square, which is the hub of the Fringe and the best place to be in August. Visit the Assembly website to learn more about Assembly Festival 2013 www.assemblyfestival.com.
Ms. Jagannathan is an award-winning actress and has worked extensively in theatre, film and TV in India and in the US. She is best known to audiences for her movie with Aamir Khan, DELHI BELLY, for which she won a STARDUST and a L'OREAL FEMINA AWARD for best supporting actress in 2012. In 2013, NIRBHAYA, the play she co-produced and acted in, won the SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST AWARD, THE ANGEL HERALD AWARD and THE AMNESTY FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AWARD at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Ms. Jagannathan is a series regular on HBO's new show, CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Some film credits include THANKS FOR SHARING by Stuart Blumberg and YEH JAWANI HAI DEEWANI by Ayan Mukerji. TV credits include HOUSE OF CARDS, ROYAL PAINS, LAW & ORDER and RESCUE ME. She also recently produced an India tour of Martin Moran's award-winning plays THE TRICKY PART and ALL THE RAGE. The tour sought to raise awareness of the epidemic of sexual violence among boys in India. Jagannathan is also part of The Barrow Group - one of the premier theatre groups in New York City producing award-winning theatre.
She was born in Tunisia and grew up in Ireland, Pakistan, Brazil, Argentina and America. She has a degree in Journalism and Women's Studies from the University of Maryland. Apart from being an actor, Ms. Jagannathan runs a brand consultancy called Cowgirls & Indians and is a brand ambassador for PETA. She currently lives between Mumbai and New York City.