Last Rites


Sat 6pm Sun 8pm

Age: 14+

Last Rites

An ending. A beginning. A goodbye.   

One man has twenty-four hours to perform his father’s funeral rites. This intimate, final ceremony brings to life a rich tapestry of shared memories and a complex relationship cut short by death. A powerful journey of love, loss, and what it means to be a parent.  

Combining striking visual and physical storytelling with dynamic projection and a resonant soundtrack, internationally acclaimed theatre makers Ramesh Meyyappan and George Mann collaborate for the first time to create an epic non-verbal solo show.  

 Multi award-winning theatre company Ad Infinitum (Translunar Paradise ★★★★★ The Observer, Light ★★★★★ The Times) presents a bold new performance celebrating the transformative power of grief and ritual.   

Presented as part of Manipulate Festival 2024, running from 1–11 February at venues across Edinburgh.

*Ticket price includes a contribution to the theatre development fund which pays for the restoration and upkeep of our theatres. A £1.50 handling charge will be added if you require postage for your tickets.



Concessions £3 off

Discounts are available to people with disabilities

Please call box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please phone the box office who can advise. 

Please note, all discounts may be withdrawn at any time.


Last Rites is a non-verbal piece of theatre with no spoken words that is accessible to Deaf and hearing audiences.

The performance includes a soundtrack with heavy use of bass so that it can be felt by audience members who are both Deaf and hearing.

Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all.

We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help.

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Co-created by Ramesh Meyyappan and George Mann  
Deviser and Performer - Ramesh Meyyappan  
Director - George Mann  
Sound Designer and Composer - Tayo Akinbode  
Video and Projection Designer - Chris Harrisson  
Lighting Designer - Ali Hunter  
Set and Costume Designer - Katie Sykes  
Production Manager - Ed Borgnis  
Stage Manager - Hannah Clare  
Rehearsal room BSL Interpreters - Pascale Maroney, Chris Curran, Jacob Bevan and Sula Gleeson  
Dramaturgical Support - Megan Vaughan Thomas, Ifẹ Grillo, Dr Paddy Ladd  
Promotional videos - David Ellington  
Trailer and photos - Camilla Adams  

Last Rites is made possible through funding from Arts Council England and co-commissioned by Derby Theatre. 

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