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Jan 31 2019

A 'playful meditation' on mortality

Louise White talks about her play This Is The Funeral Of Your Life

THE IRISH funeral is one of the great, if solemn, social occasions in our culture. The keening women and boisterous games that marked funerals in pre-Famine times have vanished, but the funeral remains one of those signal events where a community gathers together to observe familiar, and comforting, rites and customs of remembrance.

The unique world and atmosphere of the Irish funeral is transformed into a remarkable play by Louise White, This Is The Funeral Of Your Life, which comes to the Town Hall Theatre on Tuesday February 5 at 8pm. A heart-warming show about death and the challenges of living, it is a poignant yet warm theatrical experience which met with critical acclaim and sell-out success in its premiere run in Dublin in 2017. The Irish Times described it as an ‘unexpectedly funny and uplifting play about your own death", while Exeunt magazine called it "ebullient and profound".

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