A modern day Romeo & Juliet, set in inner-city Dublin, is coming to the Lyric this month.

Leper and Chip is a new play by Lee Coffey, first staged in Dublin in April 2014. The play is directed by Karl Shiels and is performed by Conall Keating and Amilia Stewart.

Hot after a month-long run at Assembly Roxy as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, Bitter Like a Lemon theatre company come to the Lyric from the October 27–29 .


Leper & Chip is a dark comic love story – a fast paced modern day Romeo & Juliet, set in contemporary inner city of Dublin. The couple meet at a house party, which gets trashed, with both being on different sides.

Leper and friends get chased by a machete wielding maniac and love without madness isn’t love at all. This  funny, breakneck two-hander smacks you with an ultra-violent vision of a young urban city. It’s Dublin at 100mph with leopard coated cougars, Pringle eating whales and your almost-midget mate chained inside a fridge.

modern R&J

Conall Keating who portrays the role of Leper said: “We’re delighted to be bringing Leper & Chip to Belfast. We’ve never performed in Belfast and to have the chance to perform at the Lyric is an honour.”

Leper & Chip runs in the Naughton Studio from October 27–29. British Theatre Guide gives Leper and Chip a five star review, “This is a play you don’t want to miss!”

All tickets are £10 and note that this play contains scenes of sexual nature and strong language. For more information on the Lyric’s season or to book, go to lyrictheatre.co.uk or contact their the box office on 028 9038 1081.



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