In the Native State is a radio play by Tom Stoppard. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 20 April 1991. The play won a Giles Cooper Award and Felicity Kendal won a Sony Award for Best Performance. It was Peggy Ashcroft's final performance.


A story alternating between 1930's India and Britain in 1990. The intertwined lives of an Indian painter and a British family.


Directed by John Tydeman

Critical ReceptionEdit



The play is now available on the BBC CD Tom Stoppard Radio Plays.

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