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The Life to Come

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.


Louis Mander
Stephen Fry

Jonathan Butcher

Jonathan Butcher

Paul PinmayMartin Lindau
VithobaiThemba Mvula
Rev. TregoldJonathan Forbes Kennedy
Verily RomilyHannah Poulsom
Ernest RomilyJames Schouten
RonaldJolyon Loy
Head TribesmenDenver Martin Smith and Bobby Jeffrey
Senior MissionariesTim Baldwin and Robert Trainer

The Harlequin Theatre, Redhill

Performances Thursday 28th and Friday 29th September at 7.45pm

Trinity School Theatre, Croydon

Performances Saturday 21st October at 3.00pm and 7.45pm

Roedean School Theatre, Brighton

Performances Sunday 29st October at 3.00pm and 7.45pm