The play is a perfect way to commemorate Gandhi's birthday (2nd October).
Also, it is suitable for performance as part of the celebrations marking Republic Day (26th January) and Independence Day (15th August).
The play is a celebration of the life of Mahatma Gandhi. It begins with Gandhi as a schoolboy in Rajkot and follows him throughout the course of his life: to London to study law; leading the civil rights movement for Indians in South Africa; and, finally home to India, pursuing independence for the country he loved. The play includes both humour and drama. It provides the opportunity for two children to play Gandhi (one as the Younger Gandhi and one as the Older Gandhi).
By Robert Reed
Total number of characters without doubling is 34 (3 females, 4 males). With doubling of roles, the total number of roles could be reduced to 23. Alternatively, the cast could be increased to 41.
The play is suitable for performance by children aged 8-10 (Year 4-5).
The run-time for the performance is 30 minutes.
A play of 4 Scenes.
Place and time
India, England and South Africa; late nineteenth century and first half of twentieth century
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