Bush Moukarzel and Dead Centre

Fri 22-Sat 23 May

★★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ Sunday Times
★★★★ Observer
★★★★ Guardian
★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ What’s On Stage
★★★★ The List
★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

Winner of the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Production 2013.
2014 Edinburgh Fringe First Award Winner.

This is a play audiences don’t so much watch as dream

Sunday Times ★★★★

Extraordinary… the women are played with pale, desolating power The

The Observer ★★★★

Fifteen years ago in a small Irish town, four women decided to die. Over 40 days they prepared themselves for the end, destroying every trace of their existence. They left nothing behind. So this is not their story. We’ve just put words in their mouths.

A haunting investigation into why we tell stories in the face of tragedy, Lippy was widely acknowledged as the most extraordinary piece of theatre to emerge from Ireland in 2013.

This work premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 where it was awarded the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Production. It has since played to sell out crowds at Traverse in Edinburgh and the Young Vic in London and New York.

In the press

Lip service to the idea that tragedy makes good theatre – Irish Independent interview with Bush Moukarzel

Lippy – “a very smart, very chilly play” – Ben Brantley reviews Lippy for The New York Times

Read more press responses to Lippy on our blog

 Cameo playwright Mark O’ Halloran



Bristol Old Vic Theatre
Start Date
May 22, 2015
End Date
May 23, 2015
7.30pm, 2.30pm (Sat mat)
Running Time
90 mins
Age Guidance
14+ (adult themes)
Box Office Number
0117 987 7877
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