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The Maharajah & The Kohinoor

15/10/2008 to 15/10/2008


Presented by The Seefr Project in association with ASHT with support from sampad and The Drum

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 thethrows of exploitative meddlers who offered allegiance but left him isolated -He died penniless and alone in a desolate hotel in Paris in 1883.

Schools matinee 1pm, Evening performance 7.30pm
Ticket Prices
£3.50 schools
£7(£5) evening performance
The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston
Birmingham B6 4UU
Box Office 0121 333 2444
www.the-drum.org.uk
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