A dissident is locked up in an asylum. If he accepts that he was ill and has been cured, he will be released. He refuses. Sharing his cell is a real lunatic who believes himself to be surrounded by an orchestra. As the dissident’s son begs his father to free himself with a lie, Sir Tom Stoppard’s darkly funny and provocative play asks if denying the truth is a price worth paying for liberty. The play premiered in 1977 as a part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee celebrations. This rarely performed masterpiece features a 45-piece orchestra playing live on stage.
An English Play for Actors and Orchestra
Written by Sir Tom Stoppard
Music by André Previn
Directed by Bruce Guthrie
Cast includes: Deepika Deshpande Amin, Sohrab Ardeshir, Neil Bhoopalam, Mihaail Karachiwala & Denzil Smith
An NCPA Production in collaboration with the Symphony Orchestra of India
Age Limit: 6+
Late entry will not be permitted.