An old gothic hotel houses a number of extreme prophets, each of whom inhabits a self-created delusion which makes life inside the rotting walls real. A naive outsider comes to the hotel, searching to bridge the gap between rich and poor. But he is soon disillusioned. As distrust breeds paranoia, he finds himself trapped - and comes to understand the real reason he is there.

Hotel Obsino goes beyond boundaries of comic and tragic, text-based and physical theatre, real and unreal, to a place where categories no longer work. In presenting often cruel, distasteful, dirty images it cracks satisfied complacency to invite the audience back into the strenuousness of theatre. (Variable cast - 11 roles altogether)

  • surreal tragicomedy
  • 90
  • 6 total
  • 1 female identifying, 5 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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