The Life to Come Opera 28 September to 29 October

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‘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

Martin Lindau
Themba Mvula
Jonathan Forbes Kennedy
Hannah Poulsom
James Schouton
Jolyon Loy
Denver Martin Smith
Bobby Jeffrey
Tim Baldwin
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

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 Online booking via Surrey Opera

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 Online:

Surrey Opera:



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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