Full Company in Rehearsal for ‘Father and the Assassin’ at The National Theatre

Full Company in Rehearsal for ‘Father and the Assassin’ at The National Theatre
The company for The Father and the Assassin are currently in rehearsal at the The National Theatre.

The company for The Father and the Assassin are currently in rehearsal at the The National Theatre.

The Father and The Assassin is a gripping new play by Anupama Chandrasekhar — one of India’s most exciting playwrights and is 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. 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.

 

Watch the trailer for The Father and the Assassin here:

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.

The Father and the Assassin plays 12 May – 18 June 2022 at the National Theatre, London.