Passage To India, A [15 Minute Drama]

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Tanika Gupta's imaginative and bold adaptation of E.M. Forster's masterful novel.

When Mrs Moore and Adela arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, they are excited about seeing the 'real India'. Dr Aziz, a charming young Doctor, puts out the hand of friendship but a mysterious incident occurs while they are exploring the Marabar Caves. This sets off a train of events that have serious repercussions for everyone including the friendship between Dr Aziz and Mr Fielding, the School Master at Government College.

Muddle and mystery disturb the British Raj sense of order. Is it possible for an Englishman and an Indian to be friends while the British still rule India?

Mrs Moore.... Penelope Wilton
Adela.... Ellie Kendrick
Dr Aziz.... Shubham Saraf
Fielding.... Jonathan Firth
Ronny Heaslop.... Christopher Harper
Ralph Moore.... Joseph Ayre
Professor Godbole.... Thusitha Jayasundera
Hamidullah/Mr Das.... Nicholas Khan
Mahmoud Ali.... Ashley Kumar
Mr Turton.... Tony Turner
Mrs Turton.... Joanna Monro
Major Callendar.... Michael Bertenshaw
Mrs Callendar.... Susan Jameson
Mr McBryde.... Sam Dale
Dr Panna Lal/Amritrao.... Ronny Jhutti
With Don Gilet, Franchi Webb and Sarah Ovens

Produced and Directed by Tracey Neale

E.M. Forster's A Passage to India is clever and thought provoking. There is an extraordinary richness of emotion and the philosophy is cleverly wrapped within the startling event at the Cave and its haunting echo that plagues both Mrs Moore and Adela. There is mastery, muddle and mystery and this is captured in this imaginative adaptation by Tanika Gupta with its multi-layered soundscape and Indian music. Tanika brings an insight that combines all the elements together beautifully. In addition to her original writing, Tanika has shown, both on radio and stage, that she can take an existing text and give it a rich an exciting feel. From her Midsummer Night's Dream for the Globe to Jane Austen's Emma for Radio 4 (Memsahib Emma) to Ibsen's A Doll's House.

Muddle and mystery set against the backdrop of the British Raj and its control of India.

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Mrs Moore.... Penelope Wilton
Adela.... Ellie Kendrick
Dr Aziz.... Shubham Saraf
Fielding.... Jonathan Firth
Ronny Heaslop.... Christopher Harper
Professor Godbole.... Thusitha Jayasundera
Hamidullah.... Nicholas Khan
Mahmoud Ali.... Ashley Kumar
Mr Turton.... Tony Turner
Mrs Turton.... Joanna Monro
Major Callendar.... Michael Bertenshaw
Mrs Callendar.... Susan Jameson
Dr Panna Lal.... Ronny Jhutti
With Don Gilet, Franchi Webb and Sarah Ovens

Mrs Moore....Penelope Wilton
Adela....Ellie Kendrick
Dr Aziz....Shubham Saraf
Fielding....Jonathan Firth
Ronny Heaslop....Christopher Harper
Professor Godbole....Thusitha Jayasundera
Hamidullah....Nicholas Khan
Mahmoud Ali....Ashley Kumar
Mr Turton....Tony Turner
Mrs Turton....Joanna Monro
Major Callendar....Michael Bertenshaw
Mrs Callendar....Susan Jameson
Dr Panna Lal....Ronny Jhutti
With Don Gilet, Franchi Webb and Sarah Ovens

E.M. Forster's A Passage to India is clever and thought provoking. There is an extraordinary richness of emotion and the philosophy is cleverly wrapped within the startling event at the Cave and its haunting echo that plagues both Mrs Moore and Adela. There is mastery, muddle and mystery and this is captured in this imaginative adaptation by Tanika Gupta with its multi-layered soundscape and Indian music. Tanika brings an insight that combines all the elements together beautifully. In addition to her original writing, Tanika has shown, both on radio and stage, that she can take an existing text and give it a rich an exciting feel. From her Midsummer Night's Dream for the Globe to Jane Austen's Emma for Radio 4 (Memsahib Emma) to Ibsen's A Doll's House.

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Muddle and mystery set against the backdrop of the British Raj and its control of India.

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Mrs Moore and Adela meet the members of the Chandrapore English Club for the first time.

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Muddle and mystery set against the backdrop of the British Raj and its control of India.

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Adela and Mrs Moore look forward to the visit to Mr Fielding's.

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Muddle and mystery set against the backdrop of the British Raj and its control of India.

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Dr Aziz worries that no good will come of befriending English ladies.

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Ronny is relieved that Adela still wants to marry him and Aziz has a dilemma.

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Muddle and mystery set against the backdrop of the British Raj and its control of India.

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Tanika Gupta's imaginative and bold adaptation of E.M. Forster's masterful novel.

As Aziz ponders over Fielding's reflections, that there is something in India that doesn't suit English ladies, Adela wonders why the doctor has not yet organised the promised expedition to the mysterious Marabar caves.

Mrs Moore.... Penelope Wilton
Adela.... Ellie Kendrick
Dr Aziz.... Shubham Saraf
Fielding.... Jonathan Firth
Ronny Heaslop.... Christopher Harper
Ralph Moore.... Joseph Ayre
Professor Godbole.... Thusitha Jayasundera
Mr Das.... Nicholas Khan
Mahmoud Ali.... Ashley Kumar
Mr Turton.... Tony Turner
Mrs Turton.... Joanna Monro
Major Callendar.... Michael Bertenshaw
Mrs Callendar.... Susan Jameson
Mr McBryde.... Sam Dale
Anthony/Amritrao.... Ronny Jhutti
With Don Gilet, Franchi Webb and Sarah Ovens

Produced and Directed by Tracey Neale

Is Fielding right? Is there something in India that doesn't suit English ladies?

Classic and contemporary original drama and book dramatisations

Mrs Moore....Penelope Wilton
Adela....Ellie Kendrick
Dr Aziz....Shubham Saraf
Fielding....Jonathan Firth
Ronny Heaslop....Christopher Harper
Ralph Moore....Joseph Ayre
Professor Godbole....Thusitha Jayasundera
Mr Das....Nicholas Khan
Mahmoud Ali....Ashley Kumar
Mr Turton....Tony Turner
Mrs Turton....Joanna Monro
Major Callendar....Michael Bertenshaw
Mrs Callendar....Susan Jameson
Mr McBryde....Sam Dale
Anthony/Amritrao....Ronny Jhutti
With Don Gilet, Franchi Webb and Sarah Ovens

Produced and Directed by Tracey Neale

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Godbole and Fielding have missed the train but Aziz seems to have everything under control

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The reverberations of the shocking arrest echo around Chandrapore.

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The English close ranks and remain stiff and upper lipped. The Marabar echo still looms.

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The trial over. A victory won. Fielding now has to arrange a passage back to England.

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