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 a 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 will be directed by John Fulljames.


Kishani Jayasinghe (Nafisa), Annie Gill (Saira), Amar Muchhala (Mo), Damian Thantrey (Faiz), Omar Ebrahim (Babur)


Music: Edward Rushton
Lyrics: Jeet Thayil
Producer(s): Anvil Arts, Opera North
Company: The Opera Group
Director: John Fulljames
Musical Director: Tim Murray
Design(s): Sarah Beaton, Ian William Galloway (video)
Lighting: Matt Haskins
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Babur In London

Babur In London (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1260358317. Details of all Babur In London archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S791817436

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