Lions and Tigers follows 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. The play was performed at Shakespeare’s Globe from the 23rd August to 16th September 2017 directed by Pooja Ghai.
Lions and Tigers is part of the Festival of Independence, curated by Tanika Gupta at Shakespeare’s Globe. As we mark 70 years since Indian independence, this festival of theatre, music, poetry, comedy and dance shines a light on the fight for personal, political and artistic freedom.
Wayne Parsons worked on the production as movement director and choreographer.