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Lions and Tigers


Based on the true story of her great uncle and freedom fighter Dinesh Gupta, charts Dinesh Gupta's emotional and political awakening as this extraordinary 19 year old pits himself against the British Raj.
Lions and Tigers at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Overview


Genre: Drama

Festival:Festival of Independence

Director:
Pooja Ghai

Author:
Tanika Gupta

Music:
Arun Ghosh

Running time: To be confirmed

Age suitability:
Not available

Synopsis


Based on the true story of her great uncle and freedom fighter Dinesh Gupta, Lions and Tigers is the world premiere of a new play by leading playwright Tanika Gupta.


This dramatically relevant and authentic story is set against the backdrop of negotiations between the leaders of the Indian National Congress; the future Prime Minister Nehru wavers between his respect for Gandhi’s non-violence and his admiration for the youthful fervour of the militant Bengali nationalist, Subhas Chandra Bose.


Tanika Gupta has written over 20 stage plays for major British theatres but this is her most personal play yet.


Based on family stories that Tanika heard from early childhood, the play teems with details drawn from her grandfather’s 500 page handwritten journal about his younger brother - and from the 92 letters written by her great uncle from his prison cell.


Lions and Tigers charts Dinesh Gupta’s emotional and political awakening as this extraordinary 19 year old pits himself against the British Raj.


Culminating in actions that shook the foundations of the British Empire, Lions and Tigers challenges our assumptions about Indian independence and offers new insights into the battles between the British lions and the Bengal tigers.


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21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London SE1 9DT

Box office tel: 020 7401 9919

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 23 August 2017

Closes:Saturday 16 September 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 8‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

Tickets


Standard:

Fixed Position Standing: £10


Seated: £20 – £48


Premium Tickets: £62


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Creatives


Director: Pooja Ghai
Designer: Rosa Maggiora
Choreography: Wayne Parsons

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