Most recent performance
There are currently no scheduled performances of Sum. It was last on stage 23 May—2 June 2012.
Sum: Forty Tales From the Afterlives is a thought-provoking meditation on what happens to us after we die. The book’s ideas are brought out through music, film and performance in a series of intriguing scenarios.
The contemporary experimental composer Max Richter and The Royal Ballet's Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor create a fascinating new chamber opera for the Linbury Studio Theatre. The project takes its inspiration from American neuroscientist David Eagleman's cult book of short stories Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, a collection of witty, clever and thought-provoking ideas on what an 'afterlife' could be. The result is an intriguing vision from McGregor, Richter and renowned artist Lorna Heavey of a possible journey after death, populated by computers, suburban anterooms and mind-stretching scenarios. Using music, film and performance, Sum explores an interactive audience experience and takes opera to a whole new level of existence.
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