Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781849434904
Binding: PaperBack

The Empress

Tanika Gupta

PaperBack (01 Apr 2013)


It is the Jubilee! Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, 1887. At Tilbury Docks, Rani and Abdul step ashore after the long voyage from India. One has to battle a society who deems her a second class citizen, the other forges an astonishing entanglement with the ageing Queen who finds herself enchanted by stories of an India she rules but has never seen.

The Empress uncovers remarkable unknown stories of 19th century Britain, the growth of Indian nationalism and the romantic proclivities of one of our most surprising monarchs.

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ISBN13 9781849434904
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96



‘The Empress is a delightful & insightful evening’ What’s On Stage

'Tanika Gupta’s fascinating new theatre production has got “make this into a movie” written all over it’ Telegraph

‘Gupta's play records the rage felt at the injustices of imperial domination’ Guardian

‘breathtakingly beautiful…The epic journey of the five characters in The Empress is not only magical and intoxicating, but historically enlightening.’ Birmingham Mail

The Empress brings a hidden part of British history gloriously to life.’ Artswrap

‘Tanika Gupta’s new play kicks off from an idea that is almost profligately rich in potential.’ Independent