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The Empress Tickets

Experience the intriguing journey of Indian immigrants in 19th-century Britain in The Empress, an award-winning historical drama showing at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in London. Book your tickets for The Empress, London right away!

Why Watch The Empress

Experience an extraordinary journey into the past with The Empress, a captivating historical drama that unveils a fascinating chapter of British Asian history. Directed by Pooja Ghai, a theatre visionary known for her innovative direction, The Empress presents an exceptional cast delivering powerful performances that resonate deeply with audiences. With its compelling narrative and striking storytelling, the play has won numerous accolades, making The Empress tickets a valuable asset for theatre enthusiasts. The play's premiere at the Swan Theatre and its subsequent transfer to Lyric Hammersmith is testimony to its widespread acclaim. Don't miss this opportunity to witness a significant part of history unfold on stage, get your tickets for The Empress, London today!

The Story

The Empress is a gripping historical drama that takes you back to 1887, during Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. It follows the journey of Rani Das, an Indian nursemaid, and her acquaintances as they navigate their new lives in Britain. The play vividly portrays the diverse Asian presence in nineteenth-century Britain. With The Empress tickets, you unravel personal tales of Indian ayahs, lascars, and the first Indian politician in the British Parliament.

Great For

History Buffs | Drama Fans | Lovers of Heartfelt Stories

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Show Details

Genre: Play

Duration: 2 hr 45 min with interval

Audience: Suitable for 11+

Opening Date: 5 Oct 2023

Closing Date: 28 Oct 2023

Theatre Name: Lyric Hammersmith

Theatre Capacity: 591

Theatre Facilities: Toilets, Bar, Cloakroom, Restaurants

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles

Raj Bajaj as Abdul Karim

Miriam Grace Edwards as Charlotte / Georgina

Francesca Faridany as Lady Sarah

Alexandra Gilbreath as Queen Victoria

Aaron Gill as Hari

Anyebe Godwin as Serang / Lascar

Oliver Hembrough as Sir John Oakham / William / Painter


Tanika Gupta


Pooja Ghai


Rosa Maggiora

Additional Tips

  • Keep in mind, most London theaters are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.

  • This production contains explicit language, depictions, and descriptions of violence and sexual advances.

  • Audio Described Performance on 17 October 2023 at 7:30 PM.

  • Captioned Performance on 20 October 2023 at 7:30 PM.

  • Integrated BSL signed performance on 27 October 2023 at 7:30 PM.

  • BSL performance on 28 October 2023 at 2:30 PM.

  • You will receive an email with your The Empress voucher. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID.
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