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Mistaken…Annie Besant In India

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A specially commissioned new play, from an acclaimed playwright, to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Indian Independence.  Mistaken…Annie Besant In India explores the incredible story of an amazing woman’s relationships with India, and the boy who went on to become one of India’s greatest teachers and thinkers, Krishnamurti. Read More >

India 1914: English Annie Besant arrives – political, charismatic and dreaming of a New World. She adopts a new family and is convinced she will save the world through her new-found religion, Theosophy.

Annie fights for Indian Home Rule, is imprisoned by the British for sedition and elected leader of the Congress Party. Ghandi is at first her supporter, later an opponent: and the boys’ adoption is contested as fiercely as India’s struggle for freedom. Will Annie’s great love affair with India survive?  


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 07/06/2007

Closing Night: 09/06/2007

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Cast & Creative


Director - Chris Banfield

Producer - Vayu Naidu Company in association with Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Designer - Marsha Roddy

Lighting Designer - Mark Dymock

Author - Rukhsana Ahmad

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