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Mahatma Gandhi’s campaign for Indian independence inspired countless political movements. 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.
Tickets to The Father and the Assassin will be available soon.
May 12th, 2022
June 18th, 2022
Cast and creative
By: Anupama Chandrasekhar
Director: Indhu Rubasingham
Cast list: Paul Bazely
Set: Rajha Shakiry
Costume: Rajha Shakiry
Lighting: Oliver Fenwick
Sound: Alexander Caplen