Dara - Lyttelton Theatre, National

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Venue Information
Lyttelton Theatre, National

Lyttelton Theatre, National
South Bank
London
London
SE1 9PX

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat

Review Summary
Average Rating: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 review(s)

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Latest Review: "A superb production. The court scene is awesome...."

Important Info: Captioned Performance: 26 March evening & 29 March matinee  Audio Described Performance: 27 March evening & 28 March matinee 

The latest show headed to the Lyttelton National Theatre on London’s South Bank is an adaptation of Sahid Nadeem’s Dara, with Nadia Fall directing Tanya Ronder’s adapted script from January 2015. The production takes audiences to Mughal, India, in the 17th century, and sees familial stories play out with great consequences for the whole country.

Dara features an array of talented performers, including Nathalie Armin, Dharmalingam, Vincent Ebrahim, Ranjit Krishnamma, Anjli Mohindra, Anneika Rose, Chook Sibtain and Anjana Vasan.

The eponymous Dara is a crown prince in the show and he is at odds with his brother Aurangzeb. Both of them strive to succeed to the throne of the Muslim Empire and they fight to be the ones to enact their visions for India. The current emperor favours Dara, but Aurangzeb has a unique viewpoint for the direction the country should head in and it could be up to Jahanara, their sister, to stop this power struggle from taking over.

The play first emerged from the pen of Sahid Nadeem in 2010 and it one of many plays of his to emerge since the 1980s, with his most famous piece arguably being the controversial Burqavaganza, which was banned in his home country of Pakistan.

For this staging of Dara, the renowned Nadia Fall takes on the role of director. No stranger to the National Theatre, she has been behind the likes of The Doctor’s Dilemma, Hymn and Chewing Gun Dreams for the venue, in addition to Disgrace at the Bush Theatre in 2013 and Hobson’s Choice for the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in 2014.

Currently the home of 3 Winters, the Lyttelton National Theatre welcomes Dara from Tuesday 27th January 2015 (previews from Tuesday 20th January 2015). 

Show Information
Booking From: Saturday, 4th April 2015
Booking Until: Saturday, 4th April 2015
Important Info: Captioned Performance: 26 March evening & 29 March matinee  Audio Described Performance: 27 March evening & 28 March matinee 
Show Status: production_closed
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