Enniskillen Drama Festival 2024 – The Wake
Bridge Drama Group – The Wake by Tom Murphy (Open) Haunting Drama with Dark Comedy
Vera O'Toole is alone, adrift and living dangerously in New York where she survives as a call-girl. But she has a sustaining thought, a dream. She is not alone, she feels, because she has a family in Ireland. Indeed, some day she may even become worthy of that family. Now, as the story begins, she returns home to Ireland to pay her respects to her dead and beloved grandmother and to discover her dream, her sustaining thought, turning into a nightmare. Murphy’s script is fuelled by fury: a response to Ireland’s hidden histories, which were exposed in the 1990s. It is all here: clerical abuse, the suffering of children in industrial schools, the attempt by a hypocritical, increasingly affluent society to incarcerate people as troublesome as Vera.
Please note this play contains strong language and adult content. Suitable for 16+
Season ticket for all 9 productions £60.00 and Special 4 Productions Ticket £30.00 available to purchase from the Box Office on 028 6632 5440.