This show was made as a way of dealing with my fathers death and funeral.

Working in theatre, I am primed to absorb ceremony and ritual at every chance, but seeing the life of my father presented in front of me during his funeral was one of the most harrowing and life affirming things I’ve experienced. I wanted to ask what makes up a person and how we remember them. 

This is the Funeral of Your Life

This is the Funeral of your Life premiered in Project Arts Centre, Dublin, in November 2017.

Presented by Louise White and Executive Produced by Project Arts Centre


About the show


This project was generously supported by

The Arts Council of Ireland

Project Arists - Louise White is a Project Artist, an initiative of Project Arts Centre

FringeLAB,an initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival

Pavilion Patron Donation Artist Bursary

Dublin City Council Arts Office


Leave behind the emails, the bills, the deadlines. The quest for recognition, fame and glory. 

We are here. Together. Now. 

Watch us facilitate your funeral in real time, in this live event featuring an actor, a dancer and a mezzo soprano. Find out who you really are.

No really. . .
Right in front of you.
Like never before.
I mean we’re all dying anyway.


Directed and Conceived by Louise White

Set Design: Lian Bell

Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels

Sound Design: Jack Cawley

Costume Design: Sarah Bacon

Production Manager: Rob Furey

Stage Manager: Mary Kilduff

Dramaturg: Gary Keegan

Producer: Joanna Crawley

PR Manager: Christine Monk



Philip Connaughton

Lucy Miller

Michelle O'Rourke


Background Photo: Rua Photography