Modern-day Romeo & Juliet, set in inner-city Dublin comes to the Lyric Theatre this month

Lyric theatre - Leper & Chip


LEPER & CHIP is a new play by Lee Coffey, first staged in Dublin in April 2014, directed by Karl Shiels and 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 Theatre from the 27 – 29 October. Leper & Chip is a high octane, blackly comic love story – a fast paced modern day Romeo & Juliet, set in contemporary inner city Dublin.

Boy meets girl – but set at breakneck speed. Leper and Chip meet at a house party, which gets trashed, with both being on different sides; Leper and friends get 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 almost-midget mate chained inside a fridge. “We’re delighted to be bringing Leper & Chip to Belfast,” says Conall Keating who plays Leper, “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 27 – 29 October. All tickets £10. Please note this play contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature. For more information on the Lyric’s season or to book, go to or contact the Box Office on (028) 9038 1081.

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