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A Passage to India

Wednesday February 5 @ 7:30 pm

£11 – £12
A Passage to India

Q and A session on 8th February

We are delighted to announce that we have a fantastic panel of E. M Forster experts lined up for a Question and Answer session after the matinée on Saturday 8th February :

  • Professor Santanu Das, senior research fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, where he is now professor of modern literature and culture. Author of India, Empire and First World War Culture.
  • Dr. Hugh Stevens, Senior Lecturer at University College London, specialises in the history of homosexual identities. Hugh presented the paper Queer Edwardians: E.M Forster and D.H Laurence at the UCL festival of arts.
  • Professor Daniel Monk, professor of Law at Birkbeck, and member of the international E.M Forster society. Daniel published an article on E M Forster’s will, an overlooked posthumous publication.
  • And Ash Kotak, award winning playwright, director/producer and gay activist. Ash's debut play Hijra (Bush Theatre 2000) is a gay rom-com with serious political overtones.

Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

It’s 1920s Chandrapore, and Adela Quested has accompanied her future mother-in-law, Mrs Moore, to India before committing to marriage with her son. Determined to see the ‘real India’ and shocked by the prejudiced attitudes they encounter at the ‘club’, the ladies readily accept when friendly Dr Aziz suggests an outing to the Marabar caves… after which fateful day nothing is ever the same again.

Written in 2002 for theatre company Shared Experience, Martin Sherman’s compelling adaptation of E.M Forster’s classic delivers this rich, multi-layered story through an imagistic theatrical language, in which the real and imagined often collide and the mysticism of India sings.


Production Team

Dr Aziz : Rahul Singh
Cyril Fielding
: Simon Lee
Professor Narayan Godbole
: Adnan Kapadia
Adela Quested
: Rebecca Allan
Mrs Moore
: Alison Liney
Ronny Heaslop
: Robin Taylor
Miss Derrek
: Sara Odeen-Isbister
: Yasir Senna
Mahmood Ali / Mohammed Latif
: Menesh Patel
: Paul Willcocks
: Herschel Pant
Mr Turton
: Simon Taylor
Mrs Turton
: Janet South
Major Callender
: Matthew Ibbotson
: Shilpan Patel
: Jack Hyland
Rafi/ Punkah Wallah
: Chitranshu Mahajan
Director : Simona Hughes
Set Design : Max Batty
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley
Costume Design : Sue Carling and Elion Mittiga
Sound Design : Rob Hebblethwaite
Composers : Mahesh Pakar and Tamara Douglas-Morris

Stage Manager : Katia Elsianli
Assistant Director : Sarah Freeman
Movement : Mandy Gordon
Musicians : Mahesh Parkar, Yousuf Khan
Sound Consultant : Colin Guthrie
Foley Consultant : Ruth Sullivan
Accent Coach : Jess Hammett


A Passage to India – Wed 5th Feb 2020 – 7:30pm - Standard Ticket (automatic discount at checkout for logged-in Friends/Members)£12.00
A Passage to India - Wed 5th Feb 2020 – 7:30pm - Concession Ticket£11.00


Wednesday February 5th
7:30 pm
£11 – £12


Tower Theatre
020 7353 1700


Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre Company, 16 Northwold Rd, Stoke Newington
London, N16 7HR United Kingdom
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