It is unsurprising, therefore, that the show is about the process of creating art, of telling stories. It was inspired by the true story of four women, an aunt and three nieces, who barricaded themselves into their house in County Kildare, starving to death over forty days. But the show is shaped by a refusal to believe that this story is the actual truth or reality. Instead it foregrounds the ethical questions of re-telling someone else’s story, the urge to place ourselves in someone else’s skin.
And director Ben Kidd has hit on beautiful and extraordinary visual and theatrical means of exploring this theme; at one point mounds of shredded paper are blown all over the stage. If you like your theatre smart, surprising and thought-provoking, then don’t miss this show’s stopover in London.
|What||Lippy, Young Vic|
|Where||The Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LZ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
19 Feb 15 – 21 Mar 15, 7:45 PM – 10:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via Young Vic|