Girl on an Altar, Audio Described Performance at the Abbey Theatre, 19th August 2023
This dramatically powerful portrait of a marriage ripped apart will explode onto the Abbey stage this summer. Marina Carr weaves an intimate portrait of a once unbreakable couple who can’t bring themselves to forgive the past, but can’t live without each other.
A royal couple bound together by love, desire, hate and resentment find themselves and their families caught in the consequences of a terrible act of sacrifice, and the inability of the heart to forgive.
Girl on an Altar was first co-produced in London with the Kiln Theatre in summer 2022, directed by Annabelle Comyn. July 2023 marks the Irish premiere of the critically acclaimed production of this new play by Marina Carr, which is inspired by ‘Agamemnon’ from Aeschylus’ Oresteia.