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Arch 468 & Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe presents: Vessel

vessel, poplar union, new theatre, East London
vessel, poplar union, new theatre, East London

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

Ireland, 2018. Abortion is illegal. Another underage pregnant girl dies. Doctor’s receptionist Maia impregnates herself intentionally to stage a public protest for legalisation. But as the nation divides and press attention surrounding her intensifies, can she protect her loved ones from being caught in the crossfire?

A new play by multi-award nominated Irish writer and performer Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe, Vessel is a challenging reminder of the lies and legacies we inherit and the potential power of the individual in the digital age.

Tigger warning: references to suicide and abortion.

About Laura Wyatt O’Keefe

Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe is a multi-award nominated performer, writer, facilitator, researcher, collaborator and activist.

Laura tells stories, in any way that she can. Herself and her curiosity find themselves making theatre performances, site-specific performances, sound installations, spoken word, short films and video art.



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


Vessel has tender and understated comedy in just the right places.” – Theatre Weekly Edinburgh


Vessel is a powerful, thought-provoking drama that will stay with you long after you leave the theatre.” – The Wee Review

Manimals, Poplar, Poplar Union, Arts council England funded, community, art, culture, east London