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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

WORLD PREMIERE

 

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.

For more information: eif.co.uk/lasthotel

Supported by
Culture Ireland
Léan Scully EIF Fund
 

Cast and Credits

CAST INCLUDES

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

CREATIVE TEAM

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

Dates and Times

PREVIEW PERFORMANCE

  • Friday 7 August, 8pm

EVENINGS

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

RUNNING TIME
Approximately 1hr 20mins (no interval)
 

For more information on dates and times: eif.co.uk/lasthotel

Prices

  • £12, £18, £20, £24, £28, £35
     
  • Previews: £8, £12, £15

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