A most illustrious episode of British colonial history...
Before it became part of the Crown Jewels, the Kohinoor diamond had many keepers, many Kings and many Emperors but there was one who was very special... The young
Maharajah, Duleep Singh of Punjab, India.
Separated from his mother and deposed from his throne by the British at the age of eleven, the last emperor of the Sikhs is brought to England where he finds an unlikely but loyal friend in Queen Victoria.
A true tale of empire, war, friendship and betrayal for all the family of how the dynamic diamond came to be set in Queen Victoria’s crown. It has been met with glowing reviews as a story, which goes straight to our hearts!
Created by zeroPlus Theatre
in a co-production with The Drum
Written by Hardial S. Rai
Directed by Harmage S. Kalirai
Touring since 2008
The play has been touring nationally and internationally since 2008 and has been seen in a wide variety of venues including the LA Convention Centre, the Tower of London, V&A Museum, Buxton Opera Birmingham Art Gallery, Edinburgh Fringe Festival (where it received a four star review) and a plethora of festivals, schools, gurudwaras and community centres.
For Schools - A TIE piece for Key Stages 2 and 3
For Venues – a family show suitable for ages 7 onwards…