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National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

The Father and the Assassin

From 2:00 p.m. start

Olivier Theatre

National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

Organiser: Judith Hill /

Mahatma Gandhi: lawyer, champion of non-violence, beloved leader.

Nathuram Godse: journalist, nationalist – and the man who murdered Gandhi.

This gripping play traces Godse’s life over 30 years during India’s fight for independence: from a devout follower of Gandhi, through to his radicalisation and their tragic final encounter in Delhi in 1948.

Director Indhu Rubasingham (Kerry Jackson, The Great Wave) reunites with Anupama Chandrasekhar, one of India’s most exciting playwrights, for this essential exploration of oppression and extremism, featuring Olivier Award-winner Hiran Abeysekera (Life of Pi) as Nathuram Godse with Paul Bazely (Cruella) as Mahatma Gandhi.

Please contact Judith Hill via "theatre visits" email for meeting arrangements.

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