A Passage to India - The Genesian Theatre Company

A Passage to India - The Genesian Theatre Company


Posted 2021-05-25 by Victoria St Lukesfollow

Sat 15 May 2021 - Sat 19 Jun 2021

Have you been to the Genesian Theatre yet? It's an architectural delight tucked away where you would hardly even notice it at 420 Kent Street in Sydney's CBD. (Just around the corner from Town Hall station), an easy 5 minute walk.

A Passage to India by E M Forster is now showing at the theatre until June 19th 2021. Adapted by Martin Sherman.
Directed by Mark G Nagle.

I'd definitely recommend this production. The actors and storyline hold your attention, the costumes are great and even though I wasn't familiar with the story it was easy to watch, interesting and really enjoyable. Here's an excerpt from the Genesian website:

Before deciding whether to marry Chandrapore's local magistrate, Adela Quested desires to discover 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. It was wonderful to sit back and enjoy A Passage to India! It's a strong adaptation with many challenges of multiple locations, costume changes and a large cast. Thank you to everyone at the GenesianTheatre.

Sydney Premiere
Running until: 19th June 2021
Friday and Saturday nights at 7.30pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm
Running time: Two hours 45mins including a 20 min interval.

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.

Please click here to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/genesian

Director: Mark G Nagle
Assistant Director: Emma Whitehead
Set Design: Mark G Nagle
Costume Design: Andrea Tan, Mark G Nagle
Lighting Design: Sarah Gooda
Sound Design: Jaymes Julian Wilson, Mark G Nagle
Stage Manager: Marica Fumanti, Owen L. Hirschfeld
Lighting and Sound Operation: Charlotte Launay, Amy Roberts, Sangeeta Tandon

Prof. Narayan Godbole: Gaurav Kharbanda
Dr. Aziz Ahmed: Atharv Kolhatkar
Ralph Moore, Anthony, Musician: Ankit Kapoor
Mr.Cyril Fielding: Miles Boland
Mrs. Moore: Susan Jordan
Miss Adela Quested: Christiane New
Mr Ronny Heaslop: Simon Lee, Nick Fitzsimmons
Hamidullah Musician: Vishal Shah
Rafi Das Guide: Sankalp Bhatnagar
Mahmoud Ali, Mohammed Latif: Taufeeq Ahmed Sheikh
Mr. Harry Turton: Douglas Spafford
Mrs. Mary Turton: Phoebe Kennedy
Major Callender, Musician: Murray Fane
Mrs. Bhattacharya, Mother (Prologue): Sweta Kumar
Miss Nancy Derek: Kate Smytheman
Mr. McBryde: James Fraser Moir
Subaltern: Owen L. Hirschfeld
Amritrao Haq, Warrior (Prologue): Gunjeet Singh
Tabla player and singer: Aman Pal

Official production photographer: Craig O'Regan

Please review the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines before booking or attending a performance.

Please go to the Genesian Theatre website and their social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for ongoing information.

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

Tickets from $30 (select your own seats).
Please note this production makes use of incense throughout the course of the performance.


!date 15/05/2021 -- 19/06/2021
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