The Wake

An uplifting performance event in an atmospheric setting; the perfect start to your festive season.

Inspired by the traditional idea of a wake—but crossed with New Year’s Eve—our audiences join an extraordinary and cathartic party-style celebration of the passing year.

Our team of performers and musicians will take you on a ride through memories, events and moments that shaped the last year for you and us. Expect an entertaining communal experience with music, eulogies, the chance to contribute… and perhaps a drop of whiskey!

A chance to look back, look forward and celebrate life.

“A beautiful swaggering pleasure” – Audience member, 2013



Produced by Jane Packman Company

Commissioned by and performed at mac Birmgham, December 2012

Commissioned by and performed atTheatre by the Mill, Bradford, December 2013

Photographs by Chris Keenan (2012) and Tim Smith (2013)