Wake | Fringe Ticket

Wake is a five-day transgressive festival that mixes the best in incendiary intellectual exploration with underground art, music, magic, comedy, cabaret, tours and talks to forge an experience that embodies the destabilizing essence of pyrotheology.

For locals who’d like to join 50 people from all over the world, and experience a few of the Wake festivities, we’re opening up three of the evenings. This is your chance to grab a ticket that will give you access to a single night of activities, or a ticket that will give you access to all three.

When you buy a ticket, all you need to do is turn up on the night with ID.

Ticket Types

Monday 29th April

7pm | Born Again | A conversation with Peter Rollins, Jamieson Webster and Todd McGowan | The Dark Horse

Peter Rollins will be joined by Jamieson Webster and Todd McGowan to talk about desire, transformation and religion without religion. Webster is a NY based psychoanalyst who has written for Artforum, Apology, Cabinet, the Guardian, Playboy, Spike Art Quarterly, the New York Review of Books and the New York Times. She’s the author of numerous books, her most recent being Conversion Disorder: Listening to the Body in Psychoanalysis and is currently working on The Cambridge Introduction to Lacan. McGowan teaches theory and film at the University of Vermont. He is the author of Capitalism and Desire, Enjoying What We Don’t Have, The Fictional Christopher Nolan and other works. 

9pm | Hot Donkey | Paul Currie | The Black Box

An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, we are thrilled that Paul Currie is bringing Hot Donkey to Wake. Hot Donkey is Currie’s most personal show to date, as it examines letting go of our obsessions with icons and brands. It looks at our fascination with rule breakers, and those who question social structure, while we remain scared of breaking rules and questioning the world ourselves. It asks that we take iconic artists as inspiration, but only that, as we must ultimately follow our own heart and gut, to create new art and new culture. Hot Donkey was is a sell-out show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014-2017 and was previously nominated for Best New Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2015 and 2017. And, if that's not enough, he is the winner of Comedian's Choice - best show 2018.


Tuesday 30th April

7pm | Sign From God | Elliott Morgan | TBC

Elliott Morgan is a comedian, writer, and self-described Internet sensation, who began his journey as part of the original cast of SourceFed, one of the most successful YouTube channels ever. He has now joined with three other comedians to create The Valleyfolk. Valleyfolk is dedicated to the very serious aim of bringing laughter, friendship, and insanity to the masses. It is a multi-platform comedy production company that utilizes the support of an absolutely wonderful, insanely devoted audience to create podcasts, shows, comedy specials, sketches, and so much more. This evening Elliott will be performing a one-man show exploring his religious past, his escape from Florida and his realization that he might not be as smart as he looks.

9pm | Music night | the black box

Act TBC


Wednesday 1st May

7pm | The Fundamentalists | the black box, Green room

Join Peter and Elliott for a live podcast recording of The Fundamentalists. They’ll be offering up a concise, clear and comedic conversation concerning conversion.

8pm | The Pigeon and Plum Cabaret |The Black Box

Join the venerable Pigeon and Plum for an evening of luscious librations and dastardly deeds of dexterity and daring. Slip into your finest steam punk and Victorian garb of top hats and feather boas and step back in time for a glimpse of the future of cabaret and enjoy a Cabaret that has wowed the crowds since 2005.