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

Produced by Jane Packman Company.

Commissioned by and performed at mac Birmingham, December 2012; and Theatre in the Mill, Bradford, December 2013.

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