ASKING FOR IT | UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
The Everyman, Cork
26 September – 5 October, 2019
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Buy the published playscript of Asking for It here.
Landmark Productions and The Everyman
in association with the Abbey Theatre
Asking for It
WINNER! Audience Choice Award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2018
★★★★★Irish Examiner ★★★★The Times★★★★Irish Times★★★★Sunday Times★★★★★The Reviews Hub★★★★★Irish Mail on Sunday ★★★★The Arts Review★★★★★Musings in Intermission ★★★★Sunday Business Post
Asking for It is a new stage adaption 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. It was adapted for the stage by Meadhbh McHugh in a collaboration with the award-winning Annabelle Comyn, who also directs the play.
Asking for It had its world premiere as part of Cork Midsummer Festival in June 2018 and went on to perform a sold-out, two-week run at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in November 2018. Asking for It was funded through an Arts Council Open Call Award.
★★★★★ powerful, provocative, hard-hitting … funny, infuriating and unbearably sad – Irish Examiner
★★★★ audible gasps and stunned silences each night … this is raw, real and riveting drama that forces us to ask questions of ourselves long after leaving the theatre – The Times
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
‘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
Age Guidance: 16+
Asking for It
by Louise O’Neill
adapted for the stage by Meadhbh McHugh in collaboration with Annabelle Comyn
director – Annabelle Comyn
set designer – Paul O’Mahony
costume designer – Niamh Lunny
lighting designer – Sinead McKenna
music and sound designer – Philip Stewart
video designer – Jack Phelan
movement director – Sue Mythen
Asking for It is a Landmark Productions and Everyman co-production, presented in association with the Abbey Theatre.