The Last Hotel - Edinburgh International Festival 2015

Edinburgh International Festival 2015 at The Lyceum


Presented by Landmark Productions/ Wide Open Opera Crash Ensemble/ Donnacha Dennehy/ Enda Walsh
Written and directed by Enda Walsh
Composed by Donnacha Dennehy



The Last Hotel unites two of Ireland’s most fascinating artists, multi award-winning playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy in a new chamber opera about life, death, duty and guilt.

Walsh’s reputation as a chronicler of the darker side of the Irish psyche has been forged through works such as The Walworth Farce, Misterman and, most recently, Ballyturk. Dennehy is a composer of urgent, searching music that combines post-minimalist overtones with a very Irish sensibility.

As the opera begins, a man silently mops the floor – the water bloody. The hotel room he’s supposed to be preparing is not ready yet. A woman is meeting a man and his wife in the hotel’s car park. All three are nervous. Tonight there’ll be a death.

The 12 strong Crash Ensemble is conducted by André de Ridder with a cast that includes baritone Robin Adams, sopranos Claudia Boyle and Katherine Manley and renowned Irish actor Mikel Murfi.

Please note this performance contains strong language.

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Supported by
Culture Ireland
Léan Scully EIF Fund

Cast and Credits


  • Robin Adams, Baritone
  • Claudia Boyle, Soprano
  • Katherine Manley, Soprano
  • Mikel Murfi, Actor


  • Enda Walsh, Writer/Director
  • Donnacha Dennehy, Composer
  • André de Ridder, Conductor

Dates, Times & Prices


  • Friday 7 August, 8pm


  • Saturday 8 August, 8pm
  • Monday 10 August, 8pm
  • Tuesday 11 August, 8pm
  • Wednesday 12 August, 8pm

Approximately 1hr 20mins (no interval)

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  • Previews: £8, £12, £15

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