‘She’s a…’ workshop With Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe Friday 20th March 2020 5-6pm

Notice to Patrons and those who use our building

As each day passes there is an escalation on reported cases of the coronavirus in our country. As we gather large groups of people together we have a responsibility to inform you of our position.

In light of the developing situation, our building will close to the public for the next two weeks. Our Programme of events here at The Playhouse during that time will now be cancelled.

This workshop and subsequent theatre performance has now been rescheduled to Friday 11th September 2020.

Our box office will be in touch with patrons who have already booked for shows to offer a refund or notify them of this alternative date.

Customers can also contact our box office on (028)71268027 or email boxoffice@derryplayhouse.co.uk over the next two weeks.

We will continue to monitor the situation and follow advice on the way forward for the rest of our Spring programme.

We continue to ask for everyone to look after themselves and each other.


The ‘She’s a…’ workshop uses poetry, pop songs and post-it notes to explore female identity and power, the labels we are given and the stories we choose to tell about ourselves.

The “MeToo” and the “Repeal the 8th” campaign were the first steps in a vital conversation about women’s bodies. ‘She’s a…’ workshop is a creative and collaborative way to further that conversation. 

Booking your place:

This workshop is free to anyone who has purchased a ticket to Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe's theatre performance of Vessel on Friday 11th September at 8pm. Book your place by sending your ticket order number to vesselplay@gmail.com The workshop has limited spaces so please book early. 

CLICK HERE to book for the show.

About the Artist:

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

Previous workshop participants described the workshop as “inspiring, confidence-building, collaborative and vibrant” 

The Workshop:  

• Each participant will bring a song or poem and newspaper article to share with the group and to work with throughout the sessions.

• The participants will use music, newspaper articles and group discussion to create poetry.

• The exercises will explore personal narrative, “roles” within that narrative and perspective.

Free to anyone who has purchased a ticket to Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe's theatre performance of Vessel on Friday 11th September at 8pm.

Performance Extras

vesselAbout the Show

Vessel by Laura Wyatt O'Keefe

NEW DATE- Friday 11th September 2020 8pm 

ow far would you go for a cause you believed in? How far is too far?

Ireland. 2018. Abortion is still illegal, another pregnant girl dies and Maia is forced into action. Maia impregnates herself intentionally to demand a legal abortion from the Irish government to set a precedence for abortion to be legalised. Hear a story that could divide a nation, win or lose a vote, and make history. 

This multi-award nominated, five star play challenges the choices we are given, uproots the lies and the legacies we inherit, and boldly protests for the power of the individual.


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

Tickets £12/£10 

CLICK HERE to book

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