Dara

Location: 
West End

Cast includes Nathalie Armin, Rudi Dharmalingam, Vincent Ebrahim, Ranjit Krishnamma, Anjli Mohindra, Anneika Rose, Chook Sibtain, Anjana Vasan. 1659. Mughal India. The imperial court, a place of opulence and excess; music, drugs, euniches and harems. Two brothers, whose mother's death inspired the Taj Mahal, are heirs to this Muslim empire. Now they fight ferociously for succession.

By: 
Shahid Nadeem, adapted by Tanya Ronder
Director: 
Nadia Fall
Dara Schedule
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 20 January, 2015
Booking to: 
Saturday, 4 April, 2015

Our Review

After the current Behind the Beautiful Forevers, which told a contemporary story of life in the slums of a neighbourhood on the edges of India's Mumbai airport, the National offers another bracing encounter with South Asian culture - this time by way of the imperial court in 17th century Mughal, that tells of a succession struggle between two Princes there and plays out a philosophical battle... Read more

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