THISISPOPBABY & Dublin Fringe Festival
Created by Jennifer Jennings & Phillip McMahon
The National Stadium: September 8 – 17
FURTHER INFO at: fringefest.com / thisispopbaby.com/shows/wake
THISISPOPBABY are back with their biggest show since the international smash hit RIOT. WAKE is a howling raucous soul-stirring celebration of community regeneration and the magic of collective catharsis. An adrenaline shot for the city 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. Making its world premiere at Dublin Fringe Festival this September the show will leave you ready to dance into the dawn.
Taking over the National Stadium Dublin 8 and highlighted as a major Dublin Fringe Festival event in Autumn this brand new show lifts the veil between worlds where club culture meets Irish tradition in an exquisite frenzy of ritual rave grief and joy.
Co-created and co-directed by PopBaby’s Jennifer Jennings and Phillip McMahon its all star cast toasts yesterday’s passing as we dream up tomorrow together! Appropriating the traditions rites and structure of the Irish Wake the show explores liturgy grief togetherness and collectively imagining the future all within the framework of a wild party.
Co-produced with Dublin Fringe Festival in association with Irish Arts Centre New York. Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland. Created with the support of Dublin City Council and Cork Opera House.
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 / Tobi Omoteso
Created & Directed by Jennifer Jennings & Phillip McMahon
With text from Dylan Coburn Gray
Music 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
National Stadium South Circular Road Dublin 8
Previews: Thursday 8 & Friday 9 September @ 7.30pm / Tickets €15 - €35
Opens: Saturday 10 September @ 7.30pm / Tickets €15 - €45
Runs: Tuesday 13 – Thursday 15 September @ 7.30pm / Tickets €15 - €45
Friday 16 & Saturday 17 September 7:00pm & 9.30pm / Tickets €15 - €45
Dublin Fringe Box Office - Tel: 1800 FRINGE (374 643) (lines open end of August) / fringefest.com
FURTHER INFO at: https://thisispopbaby.com
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The National Stadium, 145 S Circular Rd, Saint Catherine's, Dublin, D08 HY40, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland