A captivating and imaginative comedy based on island life, its personalities and circumstances.
As a child, Fergus Cleary paid many visits to the island off the west coast of Ireland where his mother was born and reared. Without electricity (until 1999!) the island was a unique place. Islanders made their own entertainment with the art of song and storytelling a treasured skill.
In Fergus new play The Island Wake, he recalls an island paradise with beaches on both Northern and Southern sides, free from traffic and such dangers. Fergus takes these memories and, along with the many humorous stories and saying from the Island folk, deftly weaves them into a captivating tale of Island life and wit.
The end result is a unique comedy at once funny, entertaining and nostalgic that will stay with you long after the final curtain.