Shubham Saraf is currently playing the lead role in Lions and Tigers at the Sam Wanamaker playhouse. The production is part of Shakespeare’s Globe’s Festival of Independence, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Indian independence.

Lions and Tigers is a new play written by Tanika Gupta based on the true story of her great uncle and freedom fighter Dinesh Gupta, played by Shubham. The story charts Dinesh’s emotional and political awakening as the 19 year old pits himself against the British Raj. Lions and Tigers challenges our assumptions about Indian independence and the battles between the British lions and Bengal tigers.

The play has received great reviews, with reviewers highlighting Shubham’s “superb central performance” (Independent).

Lions and Tigers runs at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse until Saturday 16th September.