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Presented by The Substation, Melbourne Fringe Festival & THE RABBLE




WAKE is a new performance installation by powerhouse experimental theatre makers THE RABBLE, created with an ensemble of older women from Melbourne’s West about the body, death and loneliness.

Audiences are welcomed into the iconic Italian Social Club in Altona to experience a work that is part party, part surreal vaudeville show, part conversation and part town hall meeting. WAKE asks audiences to consider the difficult and taboo discussions around ageing but also celebrates the gloriousness of eight spectacular older women.

WAKE embraces connection, the rituals we inhabit as we age and the spaces where we feel most comfortable.

Come and join us at the Italian Social Club Altona for an evening of art and celebration.


10th – 19th October 2023
Tue – Thu 7 – 8:30pm

Italian Social Club Altona
71-79 Kyle Rd, Altona North VIC 3025

Book tickets here and here

Co-Creators & Co-Directors / Kate Davis and Emma Valente
Community Liaison / Cassandra Fumi
Set, Costume & Video Designer / Kate Davis
Sound Designer, Composer & Video Designer / Emma Valente
Lighting Designer & Associate Set Designer / Emma Lockhart-Wilson
Co-Creators & Performers / Heather Cull, Sandy Daly, Marilyn Davies, Sally Goldner, Clare Larman, Terri Seddon, Jo Walker and Sandy Wood
Production Manager / Nate Evans
Stage Manager / Zsuzsa Gaynor Mihaly
Associate Artists / Dana Miltins & Mary Helen Sassman
Photography / Pier Carthew


WAKE is produced by Performing Lines VIC and supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.