Laura Wyatt O'Keeffe


  • Price:
    £13 - £15
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  • Duration:
    70 mins

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How far would you go for a cause you believed in? How far is too far?

Ireland 2018. Abortion is still illegal. When another pregnant woman dies Maia is forced in to action, challenging the law and demanding change. When she impregnates herself intentionally and her crusade becomes increasingly personal, she meets a journalist keen to publicise her campaign. As they get closer, hear a story that could divide a nation, win or lose a vote and make history.

Inspired by Ireland’s recent referendum, this multi award-nominated, five star play by Irish writer and performer Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe tackles issues surrounding women’s bodies, the legacies we inherit and the boundaries of individual choice.

Laura makes theatre, poetry and chaos about women, labels and rebels. Laura has written and performed in wish i was… (Smock Alley Dublin) and Vesta (Brighton Fringe Award Nominee 2013). Laura has also written After Medea (Malta), Jean, Where Memories Live (National Theatre Malta) and Every Body.

Vessel is both poignant and subtle. The minimal set and direction make way for excellent writing to shine.

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"Vessel is both poignant and subtle. The minimal set and direction make way for excellent writing to shine." - The List

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"The play is brilliantly written and the two actors convincingly portray two ordinary people who are thrown together through extraordinary circumstances. Vessel is a powerful, thought-provoking drama that will stay with you long after you leave the theatre." - The Wee Review

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"O’Keeffe’s performance is multilayered – she’s vulnerable, strong, fallible and human" - The Stage

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Please note: This show contains references to abortion

Seating is unallocated therefore specific seats cannot be reserved in advance. Please arrive early to secure your desired seats.

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