Presented by Critical Mass. Written and directed by Sarah Chew
★★★★★ “Mixing the more colourful and camp with the harsh realities of inequality and creative restaint for the Iranian women is a powerful storytelling device.” Rev Stan
★★★★ “Takes risks, asks questions and is unapologetically political… You should go and experience it.” Everything Theatre
★★★★ “Powerful and, at times, intensely moving… [Lipstick] is not only political but very good.” British Theatre
“Very much worth seeing.” British Theatre Guide
London, Summer 2010. Orla and Mark cordially invite you to the grand opening of their fabulous new drag bar. There’s one problem. Orla has just returned from witnessing a failed revolution. By accident.
Lipstick: A Fairy Tale of Iran is a story of rage, redemption, and weaponised whimsy, which straddles Tehran, Derry and London.
Lipstick stars the award-winning actor Siobhan O’Kelly (Jack Taylor, Klondike) as Orla and celebrated drag legend Nathan Kiley/Topsie Redfern (Mary Sunshine in Chicago; Rubbed) as Mark.
Artwork credit Flavia Fraser Cannon