Peter Shaffer


Zubin Varla


Zubin trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.


Theatre includes: Fun Home (Young Vic); The Enchantment, Attempts on Her Life, The Life of Galileo and Cyrano de Bergerac, Dara (National Theatre Studio); Celestine, The Hour That We Knew Nothing of Each Other (NT Studio) ; Julius Caesar (Lyric Hammersmith); Two Gentlemen of Verona, Midnight’s Children, The Tempest, Roberto Zucco, Bartholomew Fair, Faust, The Painter of Dishonour and Romeo & Juliet (RSC); Twelfth Night (Donmar in the West End/The Wyndham's Theatre); Paradise Regained (Royal Court); In the Heart of America (Bush Theatre); Teeth ‘n’ Smiles (Sheffield Crucible); Jesus Christ SuperstarBeautiful Thing (West End); Chess (Denmark Tour); Dr Foster (Menier Chocolate Factory); Hello and Goodbye (Southwark Playhouse); A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur, Romeo & Juliet,  Lady Be Good  (Regents Park Open Air Theatre) Antigone (The Old Vic) ; Amadeus (Tour); In the Solitude of Cotton Fields (ATC); A Day Like Today, The Changeling (Young Vic).


Film and Television includes: Mad, Sad and Bad; Jacob; Deep State 1 and 2 (Fox); Will (TNT); Our Girl; Strike Back; Holby City; Garrow’s Law; Hustle; Little Dorrit; Saddam’s Tribe; Silent Witness, Spooks; Twelfth Night; Dalziel & Pascoe; The Bill; Crocodile Shoes; Luv.


Radio includes: Havana Quartet; The Changeling, The Threepenny Opera and Season of Migration to the North (BBC Radio 3) ; The Prospect I, Gandhi’s Goat, The Wizard of Oz, A Dish of Pomegranates (BBC Radio 4).  


Zubin has recorded with Nitin Sawhney on his album Human. Other albums Zubin is featured on include Jesus Christ Superstar and Chess.


Zubin plays with the Bergonzi Quartet, whose concert repertoire includes Dvorak Piano Concerto in A Major, Bach D Minor Piano Concerto, Schubert “Trout” Quintet, Brahams F Minor Piano Quintet, Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G Minor and Mozart “Little” A Major Piano Concerto.


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