The Last Hotel: The Dublin Theatre Festival


The O'Reilly Theatre,
Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1

Sunday, 27 September 2015 to Saturday, 3 October 2015


'The sheer range of Dennehy’s music is hugely impressive.' - The Guardian

'One of the most dazzling wordsmiths of contemporary theatre.' - The Guardian on Enda Walsh

The Last Hotel unites two of Ireland’s most fascinating artists, one of the most thrilling writers of our generation Enda Walsh (Once, The Walworth Farce, Ballyturk), and internationally acclaimed composer Donnacha Dennehy, in a new opera about life, death, duty and guilt.

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 cast includes baritone Robin Adams, sopranos Claudia Boyle and Katherine Manley and renowned Irish actor Mikel Murfi, with music performed by the 12-piece Crash Ensemble, conducted by Alan Pierson.

This hotly anticipated opera from Landmark Productions (Testament, Howie the Rookie) and Wide Open Opera (Tristan und Isolde, Nixon in China) comes to Dublin on foot of its world premiere at the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival.

Contains strong language and material that some may find disturbing.

  • Duration: 80 mins. No interval.
  • Tickets: €30 – €40
  • Talking Theatre: Sept 29, post-show. With members of the company.