An Abbey Theatre Production


9 - 30 October 2021

by Marina Carr

Booking Information

Dates: 9 – 30 October
on the Abbey stage

Previews: 9 – 12 October

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Sat Matinees 2pm

Tickets: €25 – €30

Age Guidance: 16+

Running Time: Approx. 1 hour 40 minutes. There is no interval.

Part of the Dublin Theatre Festival

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 21 October, 7:30pm

Audio-described performance: Saturday 23 October, 2:00pm

Captioned performance: Saturday 30 October, 2:00pm

iGirl is an intimate exploration of our search for meaning in history, myth and the stories human beings have told themselves since the beginning of time.

I Neanderthal Prince of the Plains
I saw Eden 
It wasn’t much
I saw
The tree
The gates 
But still
I saw
The triple lock 
The jack boot
The size of an oak 
I retreated 
God they Were

In her first production as Abbey Theatre Artistic Director, Caitríona McLaughlin reunites with Marina Carr for the world premiere of iGirl.

Lone performer Olwen Fouéré (The Mai, By The Bog of Cats, Woman and Scarecrow) brings to life archetypal figures like Oedipus, Joscasta, Joan of Arc, Demeter, and our ancient human ancestors in an attempt to bring meaning to her own existence.

At once deeply individual and strikingly universal, iGirl is both a warning about our darkest inclinations and a celebration of human beings’ capacity for love and creativity.


Digital Programme 

Read our digital programme for more info on this production.

Audio-described Programme Notes 

Download the audio-described programme notes here, or listen to them below.



Olwen Fouéré stalks the stage in Marina Carr’s multidimensional piece of theatre art
The Irish Times

a blast of theatrical energy, its epic vision a tonic in these less ambitious times.
The Irish Independent

Stylishly, mysteriously, and with a soaring imagination, Marina Carr has upended the definition of feminism.
The Sunday Independent


In Conversation With: Jessica Traynor, Marina Carr, Olwen Fouéré and Caitríona McLaughlin

Production Images 

Photos: Ros Kavanagh

Teaser Trailer 


Show Trailer 


  • Cast: Olwen Fouéré

  • Writer: Marina Carr
  • Director: Caitríona McLaughlin
  • Set and Video Design: Joanna Parker
  • Costume Design: Catherine Fay
  • Lighting Design: Sinéad Wallace
  • Sound Design and Composer: Carl Kennedy
  • Video Design: Daniel Denton
  • Movement Director: Sue Mythen
  • Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth

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