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By Bush Moukarzel
with cameo-playwright Mark O’Halloran

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.

Original Cast 
Joanna Banks, 
Bush Moukarzel, 
Gina Moxley, 
Catriona Nu Mhuircu, 
Liv O'Donoghue, 
Dan Reardon,
Ailbhe Wakefield-Drohan,
Adam Welsh.

Set Design Andrew Clancy
Costume and Onstage Design Grace O'Hara
Light Stephen Dodd
Sound and Music Adam Welsh
Producer  Irene O Mara
Trailer Jose Miguel Jimenez
Graphic Design Jason Booher
Direction  Ben Kidd and Bush Moukarzel

The Scotsman

A dense yet simple piece,
extraordinarily textured
both visually and aurally.
The Guardian

Like nothing you’ve ever seen.
Irish Times


Best Production, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2013,
Fringe First 2014,
Herald Angel 2014,
Total Theatre Award 2014
OBIE 2014

Premiere: September 2013. LIPPY was developed with the help of Dublin Fringe and National Theatre Studio. An early version was shown in January 2013 at Project Arts Centre, as part of TheatreMachineTurnsYouOn.  Ongoing touring is supported by Culture Ireland.

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Neue-Stucke aus Europa Festival, Wiesbaden
Traverse, Edinburgh
Abrons Arts Centre, New York

Young Vic, London
Sick Festival, Brighton and Manchester
Mayfest at Bristol Old Vic
The Arches / Citz Theatre, Glasgow



FIND Festival at Schaubühne, Berlin
Darwin Festival
Brisbane Festival
Gothenberg Dans & Teater Festival

Crossroads Festival, Prague
Dimitra Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece