A PLAY based on a real life Irish tragedy comes to The Young Vic in London this month.
Lippy, written by Bush Moukarzel and Irish playwright Mark O’Halloran, tells the fictional side of the true story of four women who starved themselves to death in Ireland.
Their bodies were found in a house in Lexlip in 2000 and the play imagines what may have driven them to this fate.
Created by theatre company Dead Centre, the inspiration for the title and play comes from a lip reader who interpreted a few seconds of CCTV footage of the aunt and her three nieces captured in a supermarket before they barricaded themselves into their home to begin their suicide pact.
The award-winning play premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival in 2013.
The cast includes Joanna Banks, a founding member of Dance Ireland, and Irish-Norwegian dancer and across Liv O’Donoghue.
The play runs until March 14. For tickets or details click here