Co-produced with Dublin Fringe Festival in association with Irish Arts Center, New York
An adrenaline shot for the city. This extraordinary assembly is an outpouring, a reckoning, a release and a party.
The new show from the makers of international smash-hit RIOT is a howling, raucous, soul stirring celebration of community, regeneration, and the magic of collective catharsis. WAKE lifts the veil between worlds, where club culture meets Irish tradition in an exquisite frenzy of ritual, rave, grief and joy; conjuring up the spirits of the good times, of the marginalised, of everything that’s been and gone, toasting yesterday’s passing as we dream up tomorrow, together.
This glittering Irish Pop-wake embraces the ecstasy of letting go, the wild abandon of the all-nighter and the beauty of transformation in a rabble-rousing night of gut-punching theatre, soaring spoken word, stomping beats and outrageous circus that will leave us dancing into the dawn.
Funded by the Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Created with the support of Dublin City Council and Cork Opera House.
Contains partial nudity and the use of smoke machines.
Created & Directed by Jennifer Jennings & Phillip McMahon
With text from Dylan Coburn Gray
Composed by Alma Kelliher
Choreographed by Philip Connaughton
Set & Graphic Design by Niall Sweeney
Lighting Design by Mark Galione
Costume Design by Julian Smith
Produced by Carla Rogers
Image by Conor Horgan & Niall Sweeney
Cast: Adam Matthews, Aisling Ni Cheallaigh, Alma Kelliher, Bryan O’Connell, Darren Roche, Deirdre Griffin, Felicia Olusanya, Jade O’Connor, Lisette Krol, Lucia McPartlin, Michael Roberson, Philip Connaughton and Tobi Omoteso
8 & 9 September
10, 13 - 15 September
16 & 17 September