A r r i v a l

Arrival is a journey story that defies definition. If Michael Palin and Sarah Kane were to write a play, this might be it.

Writer and performer Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe went travelling when she was 20 years old, before she left home someone told her something she never forgot.

Arrival follows twenty-two year old Aisling as she journeys from Ireland to Thailand and Australia. Arrival is a transactional hub of pulsating stories, indefinable identities and exhilarating journeys. Our heroine Aisling fractures and crashes her way through reality in this fast paced, hour long show.




Arrival played the Tristan Bates Theatre in November 2019. This production was performed by Laura Wyatt O'Keeffe, directed by Duncan MacInnes and produced by Lauren Bevan. 




Original Production - Ugly Duck, 2016

Written and Performed by Laura Wyatt O'Keeffe

Direction by Jennifer Tang

Movement Direction by Lottie Vallis

Sound Design by Shane O'Sullivan

Design by Emily Harwood

Lighting Design by Antony Hateley

Projection Design by Tristan Bell

Singing by Maggie Kilcoyne

Filming by Tristan Bell and Agija Liepniece

Poster Image by Tabitha Goble

Poster Design by Phil Bennett

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Photo by Tabitha Goble

Arrival Audience Feedback*

"Arrival is a truly meditative piece, the like of which I have never seen before."

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