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Asking for It

Landmark Productions and the Everyman, in association with the Abbey Theatre and Cork Midsummer Festival

Asking for It

When

19:30

Where

The Everyman

Tickets
  • Regular Price €30
  • Concession €27
  • Previews €22 (Concession €15)
Additional Info

Suitable ages 16+

No Sunday performances

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?

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 2018.

DIRECTOR ANNABELLE COMYN | SET DESIGNER PAUL O’MAHONY | LIGHTING DESIGNER SINEAD McKENNA | SOUND DESIGNER PHILIP STEWART

STARRING LAUREN COE, PAUL MESCAL, SEAN DOYLE, AMY McELHATTON, KWAKU FORTUNE, VENETIA BOWE, SILE MAGUIRE, DARRAGH SHANNON

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

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