Photo: Hugh O’Connor
Returning to the Everyman Stage next week for 11 performances only, from Thursday, September 26 until Saturday, October 5 (excl. Sunday) with matinee performances on October 3 and October 5
Landmark Productions and The Everyman
in association with the Abbey Theatre
Asking for It
by Louise O’Neill
Audience reaction to the acclaimed stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s devastating novel was overwhelming. The initial run in The Everyman broke every box office record, and the run at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin also sold out well in advance of the production opening, and drew an extraordinary reaction on social media. This timely production returns to the Everyman next week, when audiences will have the chance to experience it for themselves.
Produced by Landmark Productions and The Everyman, Asking for It was adapted for the stage by Meadhbh McHugh, in collaboration with Annabelle Comyn, who also directs. Asking for It 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? The cast includes Venetia Bowe, Dawn Bradfield, Sean Doyle, Kwaku Fortune, Liam Heslin, Aisling Kearns, Shane Lennon, Sile Maguire, Amy McElhatton, Tiernan Messitt-Green, Simon O’Gorman and Darragh Shannon.
A STAGE ADAPTATION BY MEADHBH McHUGH
IN COLLABORATION WITH ANNABELLE COMYN
The production runs from Thursday 26 September – Saturday 5 October (excluding Sunday), 7.30pm, and matinees will take place Thursday 3 October, 1pm, and Saturday 5 October at 2pm.
Tickets €40, concession €37, students €15, are available from The Everyman Box Office, phone 021 4501 673, or online at everymancork.com
Asking for It was a landslide winner of the Audience Choice Award at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards for 2018
Promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpQQyb9oexU
powerful, provocative, hard-hitting, shocking … a sharply observed and at times wincingly true-to-life portrayal of a family and its disintegration … funny, infuriating and unbearably sad – Irish Examiner