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By Caryl Churchill
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854593375, 36 pages, April 1997


An innovative theatre piece combining music, voices and dance, with a text by Caryl Churchill and music by Orlando Gough.

Hotel is in two parts:

In the first, Eight Rooms, fourteen people – tourists, couples and business people – spend an ordinary night in a hotel. But they all occupy the same space, their stories overlapping and interweaving and creating an exhilarating collage of words, voices, music and choreographed movement.

In the second, a dance piece entitled Two Nights, we see two distinct nights happening at the same time. Two people find different ways to disappear, while a diary found in another hotel room tells of one more extraordinary disappearance.

This volume contains Churchill's libretto, plus articles on the making of Hotel.


'Elusive, poetic, striking and substantial'

- The Times

'Their pieces have the power to make you leave the theatre in an altered state'

- Observer