‘All my life and my strength were given to the first cause of the world – the liberation of mankind.’
Jawaharlal Nehru, First Prime Minister of independent India
This summer, Shakespeare’s Globe in London is marking 70 years of Indian independence with a series of events curated by award-winning playwright Tanika Gupta. Their Festival of Independence uses theatre, music, poetry, comedy and dance to celebrate the diverse and dynamic world we live in.
Plays in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse include the world premiere of Tanika Gupta’s Lions and Tigers, based on the true story of freedom fighter Dinesh Gupta, and Vijay Tendulkar’s revolutionary and timeless tale, A Friend’s Story. Also in the Playhouse, writer William Dalrymple and singer Susheela Raman curate an evening of music and words in How Many Roads? Outside in the Globe Theatre, Nitin Sawhney treats us to a magical evening of music under the stars.
If you can make it, we’d love to see you there!
And whilst you’re here, why don’t you check out our most popular Video reading: Hamlet’s A1S2 soliloquy ‘Oh that this too, too, solid flesh’ , or if that whet’s your appetite for more, check out all our Video Readings.