An Abbey Theatre Production
9 - 30 October 2021
by Marina Carr
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
The triple lock
The jack boot
The size of an oak
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.
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
Photos: Ros Kavanagh
- 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
Laethanta Sona (Happy Days) at the Samuel Beckett Theatre
14 - 17 October 2021
26/27 Lower Abbey Street