Surrey Opera seeks black singers/actors for ‘A Life to Come’

Surrey Opera is  looking for some black singers/actors for its  production of The Life to Come by Louis Mander and Stephen Fry – based on the short story by E. M. Forster.

Performances will be in September and October, and rehearsals in September.

The music is straightforward and tuneful, so basically easy to learn.

So wants to recruit about 12-ish ‘adult looking’ male and female singers/actors to make up a small chorus.  There may be some expenses available.

Surrey Opera hopes the production will get a lot of media attention.

Jonathan Butcher, Surrey Opera’s Director says:

‘Do you know anyone who would be suitable? This now quite an urgent matter!

It should be an amazing experience do anyone who joins us!’

Jonathan can be contacted at 020 8654 9306 or 07762 560537.

Jonathan was the Director the year long Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Festival in Croydon in 2012, backed by Surrey Opera, which performed the composer’s previously unperformed opera Thelma.

For more about Surrey Opera see:

You can listen to a recording of the A Life to Come opera’s Act 2 at

For a discussion of Forster’s A Life to Come see


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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