TIMEPIECES: Lions and Tigers

Monday, June 4, 2018 at 7pm

Based on the true story of her great uncle and freedom fighter Dinesh Gupta, Lions and Tigers is a new play by leading playwright Tanika Gupta. This dramatically relevant and authentic story 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, and the lives of the ordinary men and women struggling to achieve freedom.

Please join us for this FREE reading, which also includes a brief post-show discussion to give you a chance to reflect on the piece and the themes and issues it presents.