Royal Court Theatre presents
A Ciara Elizabeth Smyth and Prime Cut Productions Co-production

Lie Low

By Ciara Elizabeth Smyth

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Wed 22 May - Sat 08 Jun 2024

“I was broken into a year ago and I was struggling for a bit afterwards. I’m fine now though.”

In the wake of a home invasion, Faye can’t sleep. She’s fine though.

All she’s had to eat this week is a box of dry Rice Krispies. She’s fine though, really – she is…  

Desperate to shake her insomnia, Faye enlists the help of her brother, Naoise, to try a form of exposure therapy. But Naoise has a devastating secret that’s about to come to light. 

Lie Low is a dark new play from writer Ciara Elizabeth Smyth (Sauce) and director Oisín Kearney (My Left Nut), about fear, trauma and family. It offers a theatrical exploration into the human brain and its response to sexual assault.

This touring production of Lie Low is made possible by the support of Culture Ireland.

Post-show talk Wed 29 May

A conversation with writer Ciara Elizabeth Smyth. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

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'a riveting play that left me speechless'

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'Painful, vital, astonishing theatre'

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'This outstanding Irish play deserves to set Edinburgh Festival Fringe alight'

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'Breathtakingly intense'

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'Buckets of theatrical verve'

The Irish Independent

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'Darkly comic, disorientating 70 minutes'

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Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Monday – Friday, 3pm and 7.45pm

Saturday, 2pm and 6.45pm

Running time: 70 minutes (no interval)

Age recommendation: 16+

This show contains loud music, strobe & flashing lighting, and haze. Please see Content Warnings below for more information.

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