Thursday 26 April 2018

Irish author Louise O’Neill’s novel Asking For It is set to hit the stage at the Abbey Theatre

Author Louise O'Neill. Photo: David Conachy
Author Louise O'Neill. Photo: David Conachy
Louise O'Neill. Photo: David Conachy
Irish Author Louise O'Neill. Photo: David Conachy.

Payu Tiwari

Irish author Louise O’Neill’s novel Asking For It is set to hit the stage in one of the most anticipated events in Irish theatre this year.

Actors for the lead parts have been announced, with Lauren Coe (BBC’s Troy: Fall of City) taking on the role of Emma, and actor Paul Mescal playing her brother Bryan.

Louise’s 2015 novel, which deals with themes of sexual assault, was highly acclaimed when it was published.

In her appearance on The Late Late Show last night, O’Neill said that she had been overwhelmed by the responses she received for her novel from people across the world.

“Culture can change culture”, she said. “I am truly eager to see what sort of change a theatrical adaptation of Asking For It could enact.”

Produced by Landmark and the Everyman, Asking for it is set to hit the stage on June 15 at Everyman, and will run at The Abbey in Dublin in November.

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