Landmark Productions and The Everyman in association with the Abbey Theatre and Cork Midsummer Festival
Asking for It
9 - 24 November 2018
Dates: 9 – 24 November
On the Abbey Stage
Free First Preview: 9 November
Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Sat Matinee 2pm
Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30
Early Bird tickets available until 3 October.
To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 226
Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 22 November, 7:30pm
Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 24 November, 2:00pm
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 forever 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 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
A Landmark Productions and Everyman co-production, presented and co-commissioned by the Abbey Theatre
Funded through an Arts Council Open Call Award
Age Guidance: 16+
- Written by: Louise O'Neill
- Adapted by: Meadhbh McHugh, in a collaboration with Annabelle Comyn
- Directed by: Annabelle Comyn
- Set design: Paul O'Mahony
- Lighting design: Sinead McKenna