Producing Company: The Opera Group production, co-produced with Anvil Arts, Basingstoke and Opera North
Please note there will be smoking during the performance.
Babur in London
In a London suburb, four young men and women are preparing a terrorist act. As their mission draws closer, they are disturbed by the ghost of Babur, first Mughal Emperor, poet and warrior. Challenging their convictions, he calls them 'children playing at battle, in love with death', but what are his motives for interfering?
Babur in London tells the haunting story of four young people in today's society grappling with their beliefs, the consequences of their actions, and their feelings for each other. The piece combines the contemporary poetry of Jeet Thayil with original music by Edward Rushton and is directed by John Fulljames, the Associate Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House.
Artist in Residence at Oxford Playhouse, The Opera Group has an enviable reputation for producing new music theatre as well as revisiting classics.
...indisputably accomplished, and superbly sung... - Independent
...the performance is unfailingly skilful... - The Stage
Age guideline 14+
Venue: Main Stage | Category: Opera