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A Passage to India

by E.M. Forster

Adapted by Martin Sherman

Directed by Mark G. Nagle

Sydney Premiere

Season: 15th May - 19th June 2021
Preview night 14th May
Friday and Saturday nights at 7.30pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm

Running Time: Two hours 45mins including a 20 min interval

Please note this production makes use of incense throughout the course of the performance.

Please read our COVID Safety Guidelines before booking or attending a performance.

No door sales - please book before attending a performance to assist with Covid safety.

India COVID Relief

India is currently facing a COVID crisis where people are dying due to limited access to oxygen cylinders. The cast and crew of Passage to India are keen to help fundraise for Indians requiring help in this current crisis, and have set up a fundraiser. Please consider a donation if possible. The Genesian Theatre is pleased to match donations to this fundraiser up to a maximum of $1000.

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What could be more wonderful than to sit back and enjoy A Passage to India? This is a strong adaptation with many challenges of multiple locations, costume changes and large cast, but the timeless beauty of the story will shine through.

The story begins

Before deciding whether to marry Chandrapore's local magistrate, Adela Quested desires discovering the "real India" for herself. Newly arrived from England, she agrees to see the Marabar Caves with the charming Dr Aziz. Through this one harmless event Forster exposes the absurdity, hysteria and depth of cultural ignorance that existed in British India in the twenties. E.M. Forster's classic novel is adapted in this highly theatrical, humorous, and faithful version for the stage by Martin Sherman.

DirectorMark G. Nagle
Assistant DirectorEmma Whitehead
Set DesignMark G. Nagle
Costume DesignAndrea Tan
Mark G. Nagle
Lighting DesignSarah Gooda
Michael Schell
Sound DesignJaymes Julian Wilson
Vishal Shah
Mark G. Nagle

Stage ManagerMarica Fumanti
Owen L. Hirschfeld
Lighting and Sound OperationCharlotte Launay
Amy Roberts
Sangeeta Tandon

Prof. Narayan GodboleGaurav Kharbanda
Dr. Aziz AhmedAtharv Kolhatkar
Ralph Moore
Ankit Kapoor
Mr. Cyril FieldingMiles Boland
Mrs. MooreSusan Jordan
Miss Adela QuestedChristiane New
Mr Ronny HeaslopSimon Lee
Nick Fitzsimmons
Vishal Shah
Sankalp Bhatnagar
Mahmoud Ali
Mohammed Latif
Taufeeq Ahmed Sheikh
Mr. Harry TurtonDouglas Spafford
Mrs. Mary TurtonPhoebe Kennedy
Major Callender
Murray Fane
Mrs. Bhattacharya
Mother (Prologue)
Sweta Kumar
Miss Nancy DerekKate Smytheman
Mr. McBrydeJames Fraser Moir
SubalternOwen L. Hirschfeld
Warrior (Prologue)
Gunjeet Singh
Tabla player and singerAman Pal

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The court room

An amateur production by arrangement with ORiGiNTM Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd