A wake in the West will be showing at the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge from Wednesday November 27 to Saturday November 30.
After a life devoted to drink, it is no surprise that Tom Healy’s final wish it to be buried in the drink – at sea that is. The neighbours, one by one, pour into Healy’s front room to ‘pay their respects’, though not all come to pray.
A Wake in the West is a high farce play; it has packed all venues wherever it has been staged. From West Port (where it began) to Perth, from London to San Francisco it has left everyone rolling in the isles. The audience can come ‘to pay your last respects’ and sympathise with Tom’s Family.