The Father and the Assassin
Published by Nick Hern Books
Large Mixed Cast
Mahatma Gandhi - lawyer, champion of non-violence, beloved leader
Nathuram Godse: journalist, nationalist – and the man who murdered him.
Anupama Chandrasekhar's play 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, this gripping play - the first by an Asian female writer at the National Theatre - had its world premiere on its biggest stage, the Olivier