ASKING FOR IT

 

DATE AND TIME | FRI 15 – SAT 23 JUNE, 7.30PM (EXCL SUN 17) | PREVIEWS SAT 9 – THU 14 JUNE (EXCL SUN 10)

PRICE | €30 | CONCESSION €27 | STUDENTS €15 // PREVIEWS €22 | CONCESSION €15

Stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s acclaimed novel – world premiere

 


A new stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s devastating novel, which shines an unflinching light on the experience of a young woman whose life is changed for ever by a horrific act of violence.

One night in a small town in Co. Cork, where everyone knows everyone, things spiral terrifyingly out of control.  What will happen now? – to Emma?  To her family?  To the others?

Asking for It is a brave, brilliant book: ‘a genuinely heartbreaking, sickening and truthful examination of society’s penchant for victim-blaming, its treatment of women and the concept of rape culture’ – The Guardian

Adapted for the stage by Meadhbh McHugh in a collaboration with Annabelle Comyn, who also directs, the play will have its world premiere at the Everyman as part of Cork Midsummer Festival in June 2018.

“Try to be brave, grown-ups. O’Neill’s second novel may be scary, but it is riveting and essential. Teenagers will recognize its difficult truth and devour it – behind your backs, if need be” – The New York Times

 

AGE RECOMMENDATION 16+

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BY LOUISE O’NEILL

A STAGE ADAPTATION BY MEADHBH McHUGH, IN COLLABORATION WITH ANNABELLE COMYN

PRESENTED BY LANDMARK PRODUCTIONS AND THE EVERYMAN, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ABBEY THEATRE &CORK MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL

CO-COMMISSIONED BY THE ABBEY THEATRE

 

CAST

FRANK BLAKE, VENETIA BOWE, LAUREN COE, SEAN DOYLE, KWAKU FORTUNE, SILE MAGUIRE, CHARLIE MAHER, PAUL MESCAL, FRANK McCUSKER, AMY McELHATTON, DARRAGH SHANNON, ALI WHITE

CREATIVE TEAM

DIRECTOR ANNABELLE COMYN | SET DESIGNER PAUL O’MAHONY | COSTUME DESIGNER NIAMH LUNNY | LIGHTING DESIGNER SINEAD McKENNA | SOUND DESIGNER PHILIP STEWART | VIDEO DESIGNER JACK PHELAN | MOVEMENT DIRECTOR SUE MYTHEN