The Life to Come

Music by Louis Mander Libretto by Stephen Fry

Based on a short story of the same name by E. M. Forster

When Louis Mander and Stephen Fry set about creating this opera, Louis found himself “fired up with passionate musical ideas; arching melodies, rich harmonies and orchestral colours which arose from the highly exotic and erotic subject matter of E. M. Forster's immaculately beautiful short story The Life to Come.”

Stephen describes it as “one of E. M. Forster's most beguiling and brilliant short stories… It speaks of colonialism, sexuality, love and religion in unique ways.”

Surrey Opera is proud to present this world premiere, with professional principals and orchestra, directed and conducted by Jonathan Butcher.

The Cast

Paul Pinmay Martin Lindau Ronald Jolyon Loy
Vithobai Themba Mvula Head / Denver Martin Smith
Rev. Tregold Jonathan Forbes Kennedy  Tribesmen \ Bobby Jeffrey
Verily Romily Hannah Poulsom Senior / Tim Baldwin
Ernest Romily James Schouten  Missionaries \ Robert Trainer

How to book

The Harlequin Theatre Redhill

Warwick Quadrant, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1NN
Performances: Thursday 28th and Friday 29th September 2017 at 7.45pm
Tickets: Stalls £25 / Rear stalls £22
   £3 / £2 off for concessions (not seniors) and groups of 10 or more
   School groups of ten or more £12
Box office: 01737 276500 and Online

Trinity School Theatre Croydon

Trinity School, Shirley Road, Shirley Park, Croydon CR9 7AT
Performances: Saturday 21st October at 3.00pm and 7.45pm
Tickets: From £20 to £25 Concessions available, and groups as above
Box office: Kelvin Carter 020 8657 7909 and Online

Roedean School Theatre Brighton

Roedean School, Roedean Way, Brighton BN2 5RQ
Performances: Sunday 29th October at 3.00pm and 7.45pm
Tickets: From £20 to £25 Concessions available, and groups as above
Box office: Kelvin Carter 020 8657 7909 and Online