Strong language: 16+ recommended
Set in small town Ireland in the nineties, The Wake tells the story of Vera O’Toole who has lived in New York for many years. When Vera hears of her beloved grandmother’s death, she returns home to find that her family have been keeping secrets from her. Locked in a hotel with Finbar, her childhood Romeo, and Henry, her scandal-giving brother in law, can Vera come to an understanding of her life and her family? Will her grandmother be given the wake, full of songs and laughter that Vera wants?
The Wake is a story of family, loneliness and resilience told by playwright, Tom Murphy with poignancy, humour and devastating truth.
Bridge Drama is a Castlebridge based amateur drama group. The group are previous All-Ireland Champions who produce two productions each year, one of which enters the Amateur Drama Circuit of Ireland. This year's entry, The Wake by Tom Murphy is directed by Trish Doyle.