Story of global icon King Shivaji to be staged in June in London

Monday 02nd March 2015 13:19 EST

The famous theatrical biopic depicting the landmark events in the life of the powerful Indian King Shivaji will be staged for the first time in the UK at Wembley Arena in London on 20 and 21 June. Written and directed by renowned historian Babasaheb Purandare, Jaanta Raja, the People’s King, has already clocked over 1000 shows attracting 15 million audience.

The world premiere of this show has over 200 artists, horses, elephants and camels appearing on a specially designed colossal 55-feet-high revolving multi-dimensional stage.  While all the main characters of the play will travel from India, other British/Indian characters will be played by local talent from the UK. The Arena has special tracks on which animals can walk. 

King Shivaji is a global icon who founded the great Maratha Empire and established a competent and progressive civil rule with the help of a disciplined military and well-structured administrative organisation. Barry Gardiner, MP for Brent North, gave his best wishes for this event stating “For all people who are interested in cultural history this is going to be a fantastic event.  I hope that all my constituents will get involved and make it a wonderful success.”The show is organised by London-Based Om Events supported by Gujarat Tourism and Bank of Baroda.

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