The National Theatre today released images for its critically acclaimed production of The Father and the Assassin.  Written by Anupama Chandrasekhar, one of India’s most exciting playwrights and directed by the Kiln Theatre’s Artistic-Director, Indhu Rubasingham, this gripping production plays in the Olivier Theatre until 14 October.

Mahatma Gandhi: lawyer, champion of non-violence, beloved leader.  Nathuram Godse: journalist, nationalist – and the man who murdered Gandhi.  The Father and the Assassin 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.  

2022 Olivier Award-winner Hiran Abeysekera (Life of Pi, Sheffield Theatres/Simon Friend Entertainment)) plays the role of Nathuram Godse with Paul Bazely (Cruella, Disney) reprising his role as Mahatma Gandhi.