The Letters of Lions and Tigers


Based on the true story of her great uncle and freedom fighter Dinesh Gupta, Lions and Tigers is the world premiere of a new play by leading playwright Tanika Gupta.

Tanika used letters from her great uncle to inspire and feature within the play and these letters will be on display in our foyer during the performance so you will be able to see his writing in the flesh.

“My great uncle Dinesh had written 93 letters from prison,” says Tanika. “They are extraordinary letters, and they really give you a sense of who he was because they are very personal. He couldn’t write anything political because they were censored.”

Lions and Tigers plays from 23 August in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.