London play to retrace Gandhi assassin journey

London play to retrace Gandhi assassin journey

Opening in May 2022 in the Olivier theatre of London’s iconic National Theatre is ‘The Father and The Assassin’, a gripping new play by Anupama Chandrasekhar, one of India’s most exciting playwrights, directed by Indhu Rubasingham.

The play traces Nathuram Godse’s life over 30 years during India’s fight for independence: from devout follower of Mahatma Gandhi, through to his radicalisation and their tragic final encounter.

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Shubham Saraf is cast as Godse alongside Paul Bazely as Gandhi.

The company also includes: Sagar Arya, Ankur Bahl, Ralph Birtwell, Ayesha Dharker, Marc Elliott, Ravin J Ganatra, Dinita Gohil, Halema Hussain, Irvine Iqbal, Nadeem Islam, Tony Jayawardena, Sakuntala Ramanee, Anish Roy, Sid Sagar, Shubham Saraf, Akshay Shah, Peter Singh and Maanuv Thiara.

Set and costume design is by Rajha Shakiry, lighting design is by Oliver Fenwick and sound design is by Alex Caplen. Movement director is Lucy Cullingford, music composed by Siddhartha Khosla, music director is David Shrubsole, sound designer is Alexander Caplen, fight director is Ruth Cooper-Brown of Rc-Annie Ltd, and dialect coach is Shereen Ibrahim. Staff Director is Gitika Buttoo.

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The National Theatre (NT) defines its mission as being one to make world-class theatre, for everyone. The NT creates and shares unforgettable stories with audiences across the UK and around the world. On its own stages, on tour, in schools, on cinema screens and streaming at home, it strives to be accessible, inclusive and sustainable. The National Theatre says it empowers artists and craftspeople to make world-leading work, investing in talent and developing new productions with a wide range of theatre companies at its New Work Department.

“Together with communities, the NT creates ambitious works of participatory theatre in deep partnerships that unite theatres and local organisations – showing that nothing brings us together like theatre,” it says.

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