“What a stirring moment at the National.  Indhu Rubasingham’s wonderful production of The Father and the Assassin puts on stage an important piece of history, an arresting personal story and a vital, distinctive theatrical language” The Observer ★★★★★

The National Theatre today released images for Anupama Chandrasekhar’s critically acclaimed The Father and the Assassin, directed by the Kiln Theatre’s Artistic-Director, Indhu Rubasingham.  This gripping new play by one of India’s most exciting playwrights, returns to the Olivier Theatre from 8 September.

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.  

Tickets are available from £20 and are on sale now via the National Theatre website.  For further information, including details about assisted performances, please visitnationaltheatre.org.uk.