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The Last Hotel

Donnacha Dennehy | Enda Walsh
8 - 12 August 2015

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 from Landmark Productions and Wide Open 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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  • Running time: 
    1 hour and 20 minutes approximately (no interval)

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Léan Scully EIF Fund

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Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera
Crash Ensemble
André de Ridder Conductor
Jamie Vartan Designer
Adam Silverman Lighting designer
Helen Atkinson Sound designer

 

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The Last Hotel | WhatsOnStage review

August 10th 2015

The singing is done, sensationally well, by Katherine Manley as the wife and Claudia Boyle as the other woman ★★★★★

Read the full review here (WhatsOnStage)

Review by: 

Michael Coveney
Critic
WhatsOnStage

The Last Hotel | Independent review

August 10th 2015

A climactic party which goes off with a big bang ★★★★★

Read the full review here (The Independent)

Review by: 

Michael Coveney
Theatre critic
The Independent

The Last Hotel | Scotsman review

August 10th 2015

Dennehy’s score is red-hot ★★★★

Read the full review here (WOW247)

Review by: 

Ken Walton
Critic
The Scotsman

The Last Hotel | Evening News review

August 14th 2015

star of the show for me was the Crash Ensemble ★★★★

Read the full review here (Evening News)

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The Last Hotel | Arts Desk review

August 12th 2015

It’s a superb addition to the repertoire, rich, strange, darkly comic and thoroughly beguiling ★★★★★

Read the full review here (The Arts Desk)

Review by: 

David Kettle
Critic
The Arts Desk

The Last Hotel | Herald Scotland review

August 9th 2015

Dennehy’s music is powerful stuff ★★★

Read the full review here (Herald Scotland)

Review by: 

Keith Bruce
Contributor
Herald Scotland

The Last Hotel | Times review

August 10th 2015

spine-shuddering bass beats, black humour and stonking energy ★★★

Read the full review here (The Times)

Review by: 

Richard Morrison
Critic
The Times

The Last Hotel | WOW247 feature

August 8th 2015

Ordinary people do extreme, terriyfing things

Read the full feature here (WOW247)

Review by: 

Susan Mansfield
Theatre critic
WOW247

The Last Hotel | Fest review

August 8th 2015

taught, unforgiving and compelling ★★★★

Read the full review here (Fest)

Review by: 

Evan Beswick
Editor
Fest

The Last Hotel | Guardian review

August 11th 2015

potently compact, searingly powerful ★★★★

Read the full review here (The Guardian)

Review by: 

Kate Molleson
Critic
The Guardian

Photo: Hugh O'Conor


This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2017 International Festival programme will be released in the spring.

Tickets

Grand circle: £35 £28 £20 £12 (RV)
Stalls: £35 £28 £24 £12
Stalls boxes: £28
Upper circle: £28 £24 £18 £12 (RV)

Current discounts

Under 18s: 50% off
Students: 50% off
Young Scot card holders: 50% off
Senior citizens: 50% off
Unemployed: 50% off
Equity card holders: 50% off
MU card holders: 50% off