- 29 Nov 17
Louise O'Neill's award-winning novel will get the stage treatment in November 2018 at the Everyman, Cork and The Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
Having won Book of the Year at the 2015 Irish Book Awards, Louise O'Neill's incredible account of rape culture, complicity and sexual assault in Ireland is finally been made into a play.
Speaking during the summer about the stage production of Asking For It, Louise said: “Theatre was my first love. I always wanted to be an actress when I was a child. So to see something that I’ve written be adapted for stage, particularly with a company as prestigious as Landmark – who are behind Enda Walsh’s shows – is really exciting. It’s in conjunction with the Abbey Theatre too, so to have our national theatre involved is incredible.”
According to the Irish Examiner, It will be adapted for stage by Meadhbh McHugh in a collaboration with Annabelle Comyn, who also directs.
The creative team also includes set designer Paul O’Mahony; lighting designer Sinead McKenna; sound designer Philip Stewart.
Bandit Television are also developing a made-for-TV film adaptation of the novel, which is in the early stages of development.
Tickets for both venues are on sale now.
We spoke to Louise O'Neill during the summer about Asking For It and the upcoming stage adaption. You can read the full interview here.