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VenueLyttelton (National Theatre)
Other spaces: Lyttelton Loft
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From20th January 2015
Opened27th January 2015
To4th April 2015
WhenJan 20,21,22,23,24,26,28, Feb 5,6,7,9,27,28, Mar 2,6,7,16,17,18,25,26,27,28, Apr 2,4 at 19:30. Jan 27 at 19:00. Feb 7,28, Mar 7,17,28, Apr 4 Mats 14:15. Feb 8, Mar 1,8,29 Mats 15:00
What is currently on at Lyttelton (National Theatre) (V374)


1659. Mughal India. The imperial court, a place of opulence and excess; music, drugs, eunuchs and harems. Two brothers, whose mother's death inspired the Taj Mahal, are heirs to this Muslim empire. Now they fight ferociously for succession. Dara, the crown prince, has the love of the people - and of his emperor father - but younger brother Aurangzeb holds a different vision for India's future. Islam inspires poetry in Dara, puritanical rigour in Aurangzeb. Can Jahanara, their beloved sister, assuage Aurangzeb's resolve to seize the Peacock Throne and purge the empire? There is no limit to what families do to one another, so much crueller than they are to strangers.
Author Shahid Nadeem
Adapted by Tanya Ronder

Archive :: production:T01209169486, play:S2132166677, venue:V374

Production details

Special Performances

  • 26 Mar 15 Captioned
  • 27 Mar 15 Audio Described
  • 28 Mar 15 Audio Described
  • 29 Mar 15 Captioned


Producer National Theatre
Director Nadia Fall
Design Katrina Lindsay
Lighting Neil Austin
Music Niraj Chag
Sound Carolyn Downing
Director Liam Steel (movement)
Director Kate Waters (fight)
Performer Esh Alladi
Performer Nathalie Armin
Performer Rudi Dharmalingam
Performer Emilio Doorgasingh
Performer Vincent Ebrahim
Performer Mariam Haque
Performer Indira Joshi
Performer Scott Karim
Performer Nicholas Khan
Performer Ranjit Krishnamma
Performer Anjli Mohindra
Performer Simon Nagra
Performer Ronak Patani
Performer Prasanna Puwanarajah
Performer Anneika Rose
Performer Chook Sibtain
Performer Gurjeet Singh
Performer Liya Tassisa
Performer Zubin Varla
Performer Anjana Vasan
Performer Gary Wood
Performer Sargon Yelda

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