Black Theatre Live


A Passage to India

The simple8 and Royal & Derngate Theatre presents Made in Northampton production, A Passage to India, vividly re-imagined by award-winning ensemble simple8.

Adapted by Simon Dormandy 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. 

simple8 will transport audiences to Imperial India, conjuring up its elephants and caves, courthouses and temples, accompanied by original music, played live on stage, by composer Kuljit Bhamra.