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The Maharajah & the Kohinoor

3/9/2009 to 3/9/2009


Heritage Shared 2009

Back by popular demand the Maharajah & the Kohinoor is now scheduled to tour nationally at schools and venues from Jan - June 2010. We will keep you posted about dates.

Please note the advertised performance on Thursday 3rd September is postponed. The Maharajah and the Kohinoor will return to the Drum in January 2010. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Meanwhile, come and see a short storytelling performance about the Maharajah:

Tower of London Sat 5th September
Jewellery Quarter Museum Sat 12th September 1:30pm Fre
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Charting one of the most illustrious episodes in British history The Maharajah and the Kohinoor is a touching tale of love and loyalty.

The play follows the story of Duleep Singh, Maharajah of Lahore and King of the Sikh Empire, who was deposed at the age of eleven and sent to England. Separated from his mother he arrived on the shores of England and was immediately adopted by Queen Victoria. Encouraged by Her Majesty, Duleep Singh established solid relationships with the Royal family over the years. However, injustices and insincere intentions eventually drove him into the throws of exploitative meddlers who offered allegiance but left him isolated.  He died penniless and alone in a desolate hotel in Paris in 1883.

Read a review and see images of the play here

 

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