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Pincher Martin

A cinematic opera based on the novel by William Golding

Music and libretto by Oliver Rudland


On a lonely islet in the middle of the Atlantic a stranded WWII naval officer is forced to re-live events from his ruthlessly selfish past. Through his memories and hallucinations we learn of the terrifying actions which led him to this fateful pass.


First Performance:

24th - 26th July 2014

Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music


Director: Oliver Rudland

Conductor: Mark Austin

Lighting Designer: Simon Gethin Thomas

Video Designer: Ethan Forde

Photography: Jerome Woodwark

Listen to extract
00:00 / 03:25
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