"WAKE is the best show in town"
"The moment we've all been waiting for"
"Think Riverdance for the Club Queens"
"One of the best things you'll experience all year"
WAKE, the smash-hit theatrical phenomenon, returns to Dublin’s National Stadium in March. From THISISPOPBABY, the hit-makers of international sensation RIOT, WAKE is a home-grown arena party uniting a ferocious full band with the most extraordinary circus, aerial, dance and spoken word artists in the land. Expect wild acrobatics, Irish trad-with-a-twist, searing hot variety acts and outrageous cabaret. This dazzling explosion of past and future makes for an electric night out with your very best pals. This is a high-octane, heart-thumping night out; a celebration of life, of togetherness, of grabbing the ones you hold dear and screaming, ‘I Love You’ over the music.
It’s a party! Consider this an open invitation.
Originally created with support of The Arts Council of Ireland, Irish Arts Center New York, Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin City Council and Cork Opera House.
World Premiere September 2022 – National Stadium Dublin as part of Dublin Fringe Festival. WAKE runs as part of St. Patrick's Festival, 2024.
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VV I NNeR, JUDGe's CHOICe AVV ARD, DUBLIN FRINGe 2022
VV INNeR, BesT PeRFORmeR, FeLICIA OLUsANYA, Dublin Fringe 2022
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BesT PeRFORmeR, eMeR DINeeN
BesT PeRFORmeR, Philip Connaughton
BesT COsTUme DesIGN, Julian smith
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WAKE was created by Jennifer Jennings, Phillip McMahon & Niall Sweeney
Directed by Jennifer Jennings & Phillip McMahon
With text by Carys D. Coburn
Composer, Sound Designer & Musical Director Alma Kelliher
Choreographer Philip Connaughton
Set & Graphic Design by Niall Sweeney
Costume Design Julian Smith
Lighting Design Mark Galione
Head of Sound Jason Fallon
Stage Manager Fiona Keller
Producers Carla Rogers & Matt Smyth
Production Manager Adam Fitzsimons
Marketing Director Saibh Hooper
Publicity Conleth Teevan
Promo Images by Niall Sweeney
Production photography Allen Kiely, Ruth Medjber and Simon Lazewski
Video Editor Olga Kuzmenko
Adam Matthews | Aisling Ni Cheallaigh | Alma Kelliher | Darren Roche | Deirdre Griffin | Emer Dineen | Felicia Olusanya | Jade O’Connor | Lisette Krol | Lucia Mac Partlin | Michael Roberson | Philip Connaughton | Ryan McClelland
"WAKE is an adrenaline shot of joy to the heart"