Watch: The Empress new trailer for the RSC & Lyric Hammersmith

New Royal Shakespeare Company show The Empress has released a trailer, timed for its current run at the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon and coming soon to the Lyric Hammersmith in London.

Written by by Tanika Gupta, and directed by Pooja Ghai, the play spans a period of 13 years over the ‘Golden Era’ of the Victorian Empire, taking audiences from the rugged gangways of Tilbury docks to the grandeur of Queen Victoria’s Palace, whilst unveiling the long and embedded culture of British Asian history which continues to shape our society today.

The cast includes Raj Bajaj as Abdul Karim, Miriam Grace Edwards as Charlotte / Georgina, Francesca Faridany as Lady Sarah, Alexandra Gilbreath as Queen Victoria, Aaron Gill as Hari, Anyebe Godwin as Serang / Lascar, Oliver Hembrough as Sir John Oakham / William / Painter.

The Empress is now playing at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon until 15 September, and then again from 1 to 18 November 2023; and at the Lyric Hammersmith in London from 4 to 28 October 2023.

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👤 📅10 July 2023
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