Audition Call for Packie's Wake

Packie's Wake is back and this is your chance to be part of Eddie Kerr's hit play

Calling all local actors! If you’ve ever fancied treading the boards in one of the most successful local plays in the history of theatre in the North West, make your way to the Millennium Forum on Wednesday 24th and Saturday 27th February, where open auditions will take place for Packie’s Wake.

After a long absence, Eddie Kerr’s sensational and hilarious play will be on the road again and the funeral cortege is on route to Millennium Forum in the autumn, and you could be part of the show. Twelve years ago the Packie’s Wake went from a three week sell out run in Derry and a tour of Ireland, to receiving worldwide attention after a hugely successful sell out run at the Helen Hayes Theatre in New York.  

David McLaughlin, Chief Executive of the Millennium Forum, will produce this years show. “I am delighted to be bringing Packie’s Wake back to the Forum stage once again. It’s a great show that was well received by local audiences when it last performed here over twelve years ago.

“Supporting local talent is hugely important to us and this new production will allow us to do this. I would, therefore, encourage all local actors to audition and have their chance at treading the boards on the North West’s largest stage” said David. 

The play tells the side-splitting story of how local hero, Packie Devlin, through an ironic quirk of fate, is allowed to attend his own wake. The poor misfortunate has the opportunity to find out what his family and friends really think of him as he participates in the hysterical play that has become a theatrical masterpiece in black comedy. 

So, now is your chance to get a part in this hit show with numerous roles up for grabs including Packie Devlin, his wife, Annie Devlin,their daughters Mary and Angela, son Jim, Annie’s aunt Jinny and Patterson the undertaker, to name just a few. Actors of all ages and experience are encouraged to audition and each must prepare a short monologue (10 minutes max) to deliver on the day.  

Open auditions for Packie’s Wake will be held at the Millennium Forum on Wednesday 24th February from 6.30pm-9.30pm and on Saturday 27th February from 2.30pm-5pm. For full details of all roles which are available, contact Martin MacDonald on 07743742678 or


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