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Theatre: Asking For It at the Abbey Theatre (Irish Sign Language interpreted performance)

22 Nov 2018, 7:30 pm

Abbey Theatre

  • ISL Interpreted
  • Loop System

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 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?

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 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

A Landmark Productions and Everyman co-production, presented and co-commissioned by the Abbey Theatre, funded through an Arts Council Open Call Award.

Age Guidance: 16+

Booking Information 

Programme notes will be available on our website before the performance, please check back.

Irish Sign Language interpreted performance: Thursday, 22nd November, 7:30pm

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday, 24th November, 2:00pm

In order for the Abbey to give you advice on best seating for all accessible performances, please contact the Box Office on 01 87 87 222 , or email You can also contact Lisa by telephone on 01 887 2216

Categories: Audiences

Tags: Abbey Theatre, accessible performances, Asking For It, Irish Sign Language, Irish Sign Language Interpreted Performance, ISL, ISL performance, Louise O'Neill

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