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Theatre Upstairs presents a Bitter Like A Lemon production


  • 03 February 2015-07 February 2015 8.15pm
  • Matinee 7 February 1.30pm
  • Tickets €15/12
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Post-Show Discussion: 7 February

Starring GSA Graduates Conall Keating (Class of 2013) and Amilia Stewart  (Class of 2013)

Directed by GSA Graduate Karl Shiels (Class of 1995)


Some people never go crazy… what truly horrible lives they must live.

Boy meets girl… in the middle of a battering, boy wrecks bus full of pensioners, girl gets chased by machete-wielding maniac and love without madness isn’t love at all.

Fast, frantic, funny… Dublin at 100mph with leopard-coated cougars, Pringle-eating whales and your tiny little mate chained inside a fridge. Blink and you’ll miss it.

LEPER + CHIP is a new play by Lee Coffey, first staged at Theatre Upstairs in April 2014, directed by Karl Shiels and performed by Conall Keating and Amilia Stewart. The play is fast paced, set in contemporary inner city Dublin and consists of a series of interwoven monologues and dialogues between the two protagonists.

“Hilarious, fast-paced and deeply heartfelt. A hugely promising first play…”
Mark O’Rowe

“This breakneck two-hander will smack you upside the head … breathlessly exciting”
Peter Crawley, The Irish Times

“Leper + Chip is a spectacular writing debut … directed with pretty well faultless precision by Karl Shiels.”
Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent

“Confirmation that there are some very fine young actors on the Irish scene at present”
Michael Moffatt, The Irish Mail on Sunday


 Conall Keating and Amilia Stewart graduated from the Full Time Professional Actor Training at the Gaiety School of Acting in 2013. 
To find out more information about both the Full Time Actor Training and Our One Year Part Times courses at The Gaiety School of Acting – The National Theatre School of Ireland please click the links above. Feel free to sign up for our Open Day on Saturday 10th January here to experience what it would be like to do either of these courses and how to apply.