The Empress (London, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, 2023) | Playbill

The Empress



It is 1887, the year Queen Victoria celebrates her Golden Jubilee.

Sixteen year old Rani Das, ayah (nursemaid) to an English family arrives at Tilbury docks after a long voyage from India, to start a new life in Britain.

On the boat, Rani befriends a lascar (sailor), an Indian politician and a royal servant destined to serve the Queen. Full of hopes and dreams of what lies ahead, they each embark on an extraordinary journey.

Directed by Pooja Ghai
Designed by Rosa Maggiora
Lighting by Matt Haskins
Music and Sound by Ben and Max Ringham

Cast Includes Raj Bajaj, Miriam Grace Edwards, Francesca Faridany, Alexandra Gilbreath, Aaron Gill, Anyebe Godwin, Oliver Hembrough, Avita Jay, Tanya Katyal, Tom Milligan, Sarah Moyle, Chris Nayak, Lauren Patel, Simon Rivers, Anish Roy, Nicola Stephenson, Premi Tamang, Joe Usher


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