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19 Feb - 14 Mar

A Dead Centre / Young Vic co-production

The Maria

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“This is a play audiences don’t so much watch as dream”
Sunday Times  

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

"Pushes at the limits of theatre"
The Guardian 

Time Out 

The Times 

Winner of the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Production 2013.

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.

Dead Centre's award-winning production brings together fragments of tragic true events in a haunting and unforgettable way.


Monday - Saturday: 7.45pm

Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2.45pm matinees (except 21 Feb & 25 Feb)

Running time: 70 minutes without an interval


Tickets: £10, £19.50

A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.


Click here to find out more about the Young Vic's seating policy, and about what to expect when you arrive at the Young Vic.

Food & drink

The Cut Bar & Restaurant at the Young Vic serves an inspired mix of classic and original play-themed dishes create an exciting menu from fresh, free-range and organic ingredients. 

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In the press

Dead Centre speculates with Lippy - A Younger Theatre interview with Ben Kidd

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

"An avant-garde theater piece created by the inventive Dublin company Dead Centre" - The New York Times on Lippy

★★★★ "Pushes at the limits of theatre" - Lyn Gardner reviews Lippy for The Guardian

★★★★ "A strange, sinister odyssey to the outskirts of human comprehension" - Time Out's Andrzej Lukowski reviews Lippy

"Real-life tragedy inspired a voyage of creative discovery" - The Herald Scotland on Lippy

Created by Bush Moukarzel 
Cameo Playwright Mark O'Halloran
Direction Bush Moukarzel & Ben Kidd
Design Andrew Clancy & Grace O’Hara
Light Stephen Dodd
Sound & Music Adam Welsh

Joanna Banks
David Heap
Caitríona Ní Mhurchú
Bush Moukarzel
Liv O’Donoghue
Eileen Walsh
Adam Welsh

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