This is the Funeral of Your Life is a heart-warming show about death and the challenges of living. It asks its audiences to leave behind the emails, the bills, the deadlines… the quest for recognition, fame and glory…
After all, we’re all dying anyway…
Following the critical acclaim and sell-out success of its premiere run in 2017, inventive theatre-maker Louise White brings her poignant and uplifting theatrical experience to venues across Ireland this February, with performances in Dublin at Draíocht Blanchardstown on Friday 8th and at Project Arts Centre Dublin Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th February.
Three performers – a dancer, an actor and a mezzo soprano – create a playful environment that invites audiences to examine the possibilities around their own personal legacy including the fragility of life, families, humour and love; to play a game of imagination in a warm and supportive encounter with…themselves.
Theatre and performance maker Louise White excels in designing exciting and alternative experiences for audiences. Collaborations with different practitioners have included dancers, visual artists, culinary artists, composers, singers, actors and stage designers. Throughout her diverse theatrical career she has worked with performers and participants’ personal stories; interweaving them into the narrative of acclaimed productions such as Mother You in September 2015 and Way Back Home which won the Spirit of the Fringe in 2013.
Director and Creator – Louise White
Set Designer – Lian Bell
Lighting Designer – Sarah Jane Shiels
Costume Designer – Sarah Bacon
Sound Designer – Jack Cawley
Cast – Philip Connaughton, Lucy Miller, Michelle O’Rourke
Production Manager – Rob Furey
Producer – Lucy Ryan
Draíocht Blanchardstown | Friday 8th February 8.15pm
Tickets €18 / €16 conc
Bookings draiocht.ie | 01 8852622 |
Project Arts Centre Dublin | Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th 7:45pm
Tickets €16 – €18
Bookings Projectartscentre.ie | 01 8819 613
WHAT THE CRITICS HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS IS THE FUNERAL OF YOUR LIFE
” ★ ★ ★ ★ An unexpectedly funny and uplifting play about your own death. Elegant, dignified, skillfully put together” The Irish Times
“Louise White’s eclectic exploration of mortality is ebullient and profound” Exeunt Magazine
“Comical, moving and genuinely thought-provoking” 2paragraphs.com
Production images copyright Emilia Krysztofiak, Rua Photography 2017