ASKING FOR IT - World Premier at The Everyman
Landmark Productions and the Everyman, in association with the Abbey Theatre and Cork Midsummer Festival, are delighted to present the world premiere of Louise O’Neill’s acclaimed novel Asking for It.
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?
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
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 in June 2018.
“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
BY LOUISE O’NEILL
A STAGE ADAPTATION BY MEADHBH McHUGH, IN COLLABORATION WITH ANNABELLE COMYN
PRESENTED BY LANDMARK PRODUCTIONS AND THE EVERYMAN, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ABBEY THEATRE & CORK MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL
CO-COMMISSIONED BY THE ABBEY THEATRE
DIRECTOR ANNABELLE COMYN | SET DESIGNER PAUL O’MAHONY | LIGHTING DESIGNER SINEAD McKENNA | SOUND DESIGNER PHILIP STEWART
Age recommendation 16+