A Passage To India

Based on the novel A Passage To India by E. M. Forster.
Adapted by Simon Dormandy

“One cannot be friends with the English!”

The advice was harsh but clear, and Aziz ignored it. Now he lies in jail on a charge of sexual assault.

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

Multi award-winning ensemble, simple8, transport us to Imperial India, conjuring up the elephants and caves, courthouses and temples with the simplest and boldest means – including 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 reimagines it for contemporary Britain.



Arts Council England

Adapted by Simon Dormandy
Directed by Sebastian Armesto and Simon Dormandy
Original Music Composed by Kuljit Bhamra
Design by Dora Schweitzer
Lighting Design by Prema Mehta

Jan 18
Jan 18
Venue: Royal
Duration: Approx. 2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)


Cast & Creative Team