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Dara archive1659. 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.

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Work type: Play.

T01209169486

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.
20 Jan 15 to 4 Apr 15Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L1447258340

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