Lee Coffey


Lee is a writer based in Dublin.  He is a founder member and Artistic Director of contemporary theatre company Bitter Like A Lemon.

He is one of six writers selected for the 2018 New Playwrights Programme to mark the Lyric Theatre Belfast’s 50th year celebrations.  He is a participant in Six In The Attic, an Irish Theatre Institute initiative to support and promote emerging creative talent.  He was also a participant in the prestigious Rough Magic SEEDS programme in 2017.

His play Leper + Chip has been performed to great acclaim at Theatre Upstairs, Project Arts Centre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival (nominated for the Broadway Baby 5 Star Award and the National Student Drama Award for Best Play) Electric Picnic, Lyric Theatre, Belfast and axis:Ballymun, Cork.  It was also produced by Inis Nua Theatre Company in Philadelphia, USA.  Other productions include Peruvian Voodoo (Theatre Upstairs), Slice the Thief (Smock Alley, axis:Ballymun), Murder of Crows (Theatre Upstairs, Project Arts Centre, Garter Lane, Lyric Theatre Belfast), From All Sides (Dublin Fringe Festival), The Tenements (Collaborations, Smock Alley) and 24 Hour Plays (Abbey Theatre).  He has also written plays for Inchicore College of Further Education and The Gaiety School of Acting.

He originally trained as an actor at ICFE, The Gaiety School of Acting, The National Theatre School of Ireland and Trinity Guildhall London.

Featured work

Leper + Chip

Directed by Karl Shiels
Set Design by Laura Honan
Costume Design by Veronica Stewart
Lighting Design by Eoghan Carrick
Photography by Ste Murray

Spectacular writing” Sunday Independent

Hilarious, fast-paced and deeply heartfelt. A hugely promising first play” Mark O’Rowe

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