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Arch 468 & Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe presents: Vessel (online)

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?

After a sell out performance here at Poplar Union, multi-award nominated Irish writer Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe will be making her show, Vessel, available to stream on our YouTube channel for 24hrs only, as part of our Women in Focus Festival.

What to expect

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.

This is a digital performance of Vessel recorded by AppleCart Arts.

The YouTube link will be sent to you on Tuesday 8 March. The show will be available to watch for 24hrs. Make sure you add the email address you’d like the link set to when booking.

About Laura Wyatt O’Keefe

Laura 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

Part of Women in Focus Festival, 2022

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