“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?
The multi award-winning ensemble, simple8, bring Imperial India thrillingly to life, conjuring up the elephants and caves, the courthouse and temples, with the simplest, most visually arresting means–including original music played live on stage by legendary composer Kuljit Bhambra.
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 reimagined it for contemporary Britain.
Presented by SIMPLE8 and ROYAL & DERNGATE NORTHAMPTON.
Writer: E.M. Forster (novel)
Adaptor: Simon Dormandy
Directors: Sebastian Armesto and Simon Dormandy
Composer: Kuljit Bhambra