The Lighthouse Opera Outdoor Screening - Lime Tree Theatre

The Lighthouse Opera Outdoor Screening

by Peter Maxwell Davies

An outdoor screening presented by Irish National Opera

“a work that never ceases to amaze” — The Stage

World premiere of new film version directed by Edwina Casey presented as an outdoor screening at locations across Ireland.

A Scottish lighthouse goes dark. A visiting supply ship finds the building in order. But the keepers have vanished without trace. Three singers in multiple roles explore the psychological state of the fractious men, relive an official investigation and project a supernatural explanation. The composer, who based the structure of the opera on the Tower of the Tarot, leaves no simple answers. Based on an actual event in December 1900.

The Lighthouse Opera Outdoor Screening

Lighthouse Outdoor Screening

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The Lighthouse Opera outdoor screening will take place on MIC Campus. Seating and headsets will be supplied and capacity is limited to 50. Pre-booking necessary and all performances are weather permitting.


Officer 1/Sandy Brenton Ryan

Officer 2/Blazes Ben McAteer

Officer 3/Arthur/Voice of the Cards John Molloy

Irish National Opera Orchestra Creative Team

Conductor Nil Venditti

Director Edwina Casey

Set & Costume Designer Annemarie Woods

Lighting Designer Sinéad Wallace

Assistant Conductor Elaine Kelly

Répétiteur David Leigh

Sung in English with English subtitles


  • This is a outdoor seated event which will take place on the grounds of the Lime Tree Theatre, on the campus of Mary Immaculate College. The Irish summer can be very unpredictable, and the screenings will begin late at 10.45pm so we recommend wrapping up warm and having waterproofs at the ready for all eventualities.
  • Limited capacity. We will endeavour to seat households together in pods, up to a maximum of 6.
  • Film duration 70 minutes.
  • The soundtrack will broadcast through a radio frequency to headphones. We will provide wireless headphones which will be sanitised after every use.
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather. If the weather is particularly wet and windy we will be forced to cancel the screening. In these circumstances we will update our website, social media and endeavour to contact all ticket holders
  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • In the event that we are forced to cancel a screening due to inclement weather or a change in government guidelines regarding outdoor gatherings, there will be the option of viewing an exclusive stream of the film online on 19 July. We will be in touch with ticket-holders with further details on accessing the stream. Ticket-holders will also be entitled to a full refund should they prefer not to view the stream.
  • All screenings will take place in outdoor sites so accessibility will vary. If you are a wheelchair user or have mobility issues please contact us in advance at and we will answer any specific queries you have and try to accommodate your needs on the night of the screening.
  • Parking available for patrons.
  • For any further information, please contact box office by phone on 061 953400 or email

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