A Passage to India tells the story of Dr. Aziz, a young Indian Muslim man who befriends an English man, Mr. Cyril Fielding. While on a visit to some local caves, Dr. Aziz is accused of assaulting a young British schoolmistress and faces a trial clouded by racial tensions between the British and the Indians. While Forster's book was written almost 100 years ago, the book still features many themes relevant today. The production asks "how can we love one another in a world divided by culture and belief?"
A Passage to India will be at the Salisbury Playhouse for eight shows across January 22nd to January 27th. Tickets are £12 - £27 depending seats and any concessions. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office on 01722 320 333. On Tuesday January 23rd there will also be a post-show talk with the cast and creative team.
There will be two special shows on Thursday 25 January at 2.15pm & 7.30pm featuring an audio description and touch tour. This is an opportunity for theatregoers who are visually impaired to enjoy an enhanced performance where they are not only allowed to picture the performance through touch but also through a special audio description.
simple8 are a performance company with a focus on creating exciting new theatre on a small budget. Their shows feature ensemble casts who help to create the atmosphere without relying on expensive lighting, props and sound effects.
A Passage to India has been adapted by Simon Dormandy and directed by Sebastian Armesto and Simon Dormandy. The original music is composed by Kuljit Bhamra.