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The Father and the Assassin Tickets

12 May 2022 - 18 Jun 2022

The Father and the Assassin Information

Mahatma Gandhi’s campaign for Indian independence went on to inspire countless political movements. Not everyone agreed with Gandhi's influential ideas though, and he eventually met his end in 1948 when he was assassinated at a prayer meeting. Discover more about Nathuram Godse, the man who murdered Mahatma Gandhi in The Father and the Assassin. The Father and the Assassin tickets will be available on London Theatre soon.

Rather than focusing on Gandhi’s courageous actions, The Father and the Assassin play centres on Nathuram Godse’s upbringing and adult life. At first, it may seem surprising that Godse would commit murder — he religiously followed Gandhi's way of thinking. Then in 1932, Godse joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a nationalist organisation which would eventually change his outlook. RSS wasn't enough for Godse though, and a decade later he formed Hindu Rashtra Dal, a militant group that furthered his nationalist beliefs.

Then the fateful day came. Nathuram Godse assassinated Mahatma Gandhi at 5:17pm on 30 January 1948. He would eventually be trialled and sentenced to death. Find out what led Godse to assassinating Gandhi in this new play. Shubham Saraf plays Godse in The Father and the Assassin London performances.

The Father and the Assassin play sees playwright Anupama Chandrasekhar and director by Indhu Rubasingham collaborate once more. Previously, they worked on the 2019 play When the Crows Visit at the Kiln Theatre, written in response to gang rapes in Delhi.

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Opening date

May 12th, 2022

Closing date

June 18th, 2022


Olivier Theatre

Cast and creative

By: Anupama Chandrasekhar
Director: Indhu Rubasingham
Cast list: Shubham Saraf, Sagar Arya, Ayesha Dharker, Peter Singh, Ankur Bahl, Paul Bazely, Marc Elliott, Ravin J Ganatra, Dinita Gohil, Irvine Iqbal, Nadeem Islam, Tony Jayawardena, Anish Roy, Sid Sagar and Maanuv Thiara
Set: Rajha Shakiry
Costume: Rajha Shakiry
Lighting: Oliver Fenwick
Sound: Alex Caplen

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