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RELEASED PRODUCTION IMAGES FOR THE FATHER AND THE ASSASSIN

The Father and The Assassin, directed by Indhu Rubasingham, is a thrilling new drama by Anupama Chandrasekhar, one of India’s most intriguing writers, that premieres to the press on Thursday 19 May at the Olivier Theatre.

The play follows Nathuram Godse’s life over the course of 30 years during India’s struggle for independence, from his passionate devotion to Mahatma Gandhi to his radicalization and tragic final encounter with him. Godse is played by Shubham Saraf, and Gandhi is played by Paul Bazely.

Sagar Arya, Ankur Bahl, Ralph Birtwell, Ayesha Dharker, Ravin J Ganatra, Dinita Gohil, Halema Hussain, Irvine Iqbal, Nadeem Islam, Tony Jayawardena, Sakuntala Ramanee, Sid Sagar, Shubham Saraf, Akshay Shah, Peter Singh, and Maanuv Thiara are among the company’s other members.

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. Staff Director is Gitika Buttoo.