Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak

Since Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres have been allowed (with social distancing).

Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.

Though some theatres remain closed, venues are starting to reopen with social distancing and safety measures in place.

The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 15 August 2020 (when theatres can reopen for indoor performances).

Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we know about.

A Passage to India

4 star rating

Closed 15 Feb 2020

Tower Theatre

Martin Sherman's compelling adaptation of E. M. Forster's classic delivers a rich, multi-layered story through an imagistic theatrical language, in which the real and imagined often collide and the mysticism of India sings.
A Passage to India at Tower Theatre

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Show details


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.

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Age suitability: Not available

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.

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Postal address:
16 Northwold Road
Stoke Newington
London N16 7HR

Box office tel: 020 7353 1700

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Previews from:Wednesday 5 February 2020

Closes:Saturday 15 February 2020

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Saturday - 3-00pm


Running time: 2 hrs 40 mins (inc interval)





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

Hamidullah : Yasir Senna

Mahmood Ali / Mohammed Latif : Menesh Patel

McBryde : Paul Willcocks

Das : Herschel Pant

Mr Turton : Simon Taylor

Mrs Turton : Janet South

Major Callender : Matthew Ibbotson

Amritario/Anthony : Shilpan Patel

Ralph/Subaltern : Gilbert Young

Rafi/ Punkah Wallah : Chitranshu Mahajan

Musicians : Mahesh Parkar, Devina Vekaria, Amiya Bhatia


Author: E. M. Forster, adapted by Martin Sherman
Composer: Mahesh Pakar and Tamara Douglas-Morris
Director: Simona Hughes
Set designer: Max Batty
Costume designer: Sue Carling and Elion Mittiga
Lighting: Stephen Ley
Sound: Rob Hebblethwaite
Movement: Mandy Gordon
Puppetry: Isaac Insley


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