Page extent: 64
ISBN: 9781783191635
Binding: PaperBack


Mark O’Halloran, Bush Moukarzel, Mark O’Halloran, Dead Centre


Winner of a Scotsman Fringe First Award 2014

In 2000 in Leixlip, co. Kildare, an aunt and 3 sisters boarded themselves into their home and entered into a suicide pact that lasted 40 days. We weren’t there. We don’t know what they said. This is not their story.

Winner of the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Production (2013), and inspired by a real-life event involving the suicide pact of four women in a small town outside Dublin, Lippy is a play about authorship and the role of the writer.

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ISBN13 9781783191635
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 64


'In our search for meaning in the world, theatre can deliver truth divinely from the unknown...LIPPY reaches for a terrifying light of heaven. It is the utmost truth and sacrifice you'll see.' Irish Theatre Magazine ★★★★★ 

‘…a dense yet simple piece, extraordinarily textured both visually and aurally. It may be easier to admire than it is to love, but Dead Centre make the most of nothing, making absence painfully tangible and forcing us look hard into the glare before the lights fade to black.’ Guardian

'Lippy has elements of Beckett, made palatable through the mock-doc first act... It is ‘difficult’, but never alienating' Big Issue ★★★★★

 'Bush Moukarzel and Mark O’Halloran’s Lippy is an extraordinary and challenging piece of theatre that will probably infuriate as many people as it moves. But I loved this Irish production’s strange, sinister odyssey to the outskirts of human comprehension.’ Andrzey Lukowksi, Time Out

So often theatre, like lip-reading, is about putting words into other people's mouths. Lippy acknowledges and problematises this act of speaking for others, never falling into the trap of seeking easy explanations and ending with as many – if not more – questions as it began with.’ Catherine Love, What’s on Stage