Play: The Father and the Assassin
Synopsis: Mahatma Gandhi: lawyer, champion of non-violence, beloved leader. Nathuram Godse: journalist, nationalist – and the man who murdered him. The Father and the Assassin traces Godse’s life over thirty 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. An essential exploration of oppression and extremism, The Father and the Assassin, opened at the National Theatre, London, in 2022.
Cast Breakdown: M - 14, W - 2 Crowds, with a mix of men and women
Set/Costume Requirements: Pre-Independence Indian costumes specific to the historical figures and/or regions they come from. Set – what is important is that each scene bleeds seamlessly into the next. An ideal set would be one that aids this.
Website: Anupama Chandrasekhar - Casarotto Ramsay & Associates
Agent: Casarotto Ramsay & Associates
Play Service: Nick Hern Books
Bio: Anupama Chandrasekhar is a playwright based in Chennai, India. She was the first international playwright-in-residence at the National Theatre, London, and a Charles Wallace India Trust Writing Fellow at the University of Chichester. Her plays have been translated into several languages and staged at leading venues in India, Europe, and North America.
The Father and the Assassin at the National Theatre, London. Photo credit: Marc Brenner