The Father and The Assassin - Cast

Full casting announced for The Father and the Assassin at the National Theatre

Full casting has been announced forThe Father and the Assassin at the National Theatre in London

Joining the previously announced cast is, Marc Elliott (She Loves Me, Sheffield Theatres), Sasha Ghoshal (Bend it Like Beckham The Musical, Starvox Ents), Aysha Kala (The Motive and the Cue, National Theatre), Johndeep More (The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, Perth Theatre) and Aryana Ramkhalawon (Exodus, National Theatre of Scotland).

2022 Olivier Award-winner Hiran Abeysekera (Life of Pi, West End)) will play the role of Nathuram Godse with Paul Bazely (Cruella, Disney) reprising his role as Mahatma Gandhi.

The cast also includes Azan Ahmed (The Tempest, Shakespeare Globe), Ravi Aujla (The Lehman Trilogy, National Theatre/Neal Street Productions), Ayesha Dharker (Chasing Hares, Young Vic), Ravin J Ganatra (When Winston went to War with the Wireless, Donmar Warehouse), Raj Ghatak (The Kite Runner, UK Productions/Flying Entertainment), Halema Hussain (Does My Bomb Look Big In This?, Tamasha Theatre), Nadeem Islam (Antigone, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Tony Jayawardena (East is East, Birmingham REP/National Theatre), Nicholas Khan (Life of Pi, Simon Friend Entertainment), Raj Khera, Hari Mackinnon (The Cherry Orchard, Yard Theatre/ETT/HOME), Sid Sagar (Cabaret, ATG/Underbelly) and Akshay Shah (Kabul Goes Pop, Hope Mill Theatre).

Directed by Indhu Rubasingham, Anupama Chandrasekhar’s acclaimed drama is an exploration of oppression and extremism. The play traces Nathuram Godse’s life over 30 years during India’s fight for independence: from a devout follower of Gandhi, through to his radicalisation and their tragic final encounter in Delhi in 1948

The play returns to the Olivier Theatre at the National from 8 September to 14 October 2023.

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