Peter Maxwell Davies

The Lighthouse

Based on actual accounts from the letters of Assistant Lightkeeper Mr. J. Moore, this mystery opera tells the tale of the disappearing lighthouse keepers. Despite a verdict of death by misadventure by the Court of Enquiry, a shadow of uncomfortable mystery remains around the lighthouse keepers' disappearances. However, in the second part of the opera, a flashback reveals the truth of what really happened to the lighthouse keepers. 

10 Venue Tour 1998 & also toured 2001

Sat 3 Feb Armagh The Market Place, Armagh Theatre & Arts Centre
Fri 9 Feb & Sat 10 Feb Dublin O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College
Tue 13 Feb Dundalk Town Hall
Sat 17 Feb Derry Rialto Theatre
Tue 20 Feb Mullingar Arts Centre
Sat 24 Feb Enniskillen Ardhowen Theatre
Tue 27 Feb Galway Town Hall Theatre
Sat 3 Mar Tralee Siamsa Tire
Tue 6 Mar Cork Everyman
Sat 10 Mar Kilkenny Watergate Theatre

Production Information


Sandy, Officer 1 Eugene Ginty
Blazes, Officer 2 Sam McElroy
Arthur, Voice of the Cards, Officer 3 John Milne


Blazes, Officer 2 Andrew Redmond

Creative Team

Conductor Fergus Sheil
Director Brian Brady
Designer Paul McCauley
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Repetiteur Brian MacKay

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