A simple8 and Royal & Derngate, Northampton co-production in association with Park Theatre

A Passage to India

Adapted by Simon Dormandy

Based on the novel A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Directed by Sebastian Armesto and Simon Dormandy
Original music by Kuljit Bhamra


"One cannot be friends with the English!"

Harsh but clear advice which Aziz chose to ignore. Now he lies in jail charged with sexual assault. 

Forster’s masterpiece poses an urgent question: how can we love one another in a world divided by culture and belief?

Following the acclaimed Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes (Park Theatre), the award-winning simple8 transport us to Imperial India, conjuring up the elephants and caves, courthouses and temples by the simplest and boldest means – with original music played live on stage by legendary composer Kuljit Bhamra.

Full of humour and rich humanity, but with vast philosophical and political scope, A Passage to India is one of the great novels of the Twentieth Century. simple8’s thrilling new adaptation re-imagines it for contemporary Britain. 


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"A company possessing the skills, dedication and intelligence to create wonder" ★★★★★ The Times 

“Bold and brilliant” ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph 

“Simple8 specialise in creating theatrical riches” ★★★★ The Independent 

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