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29th Nov 2017

Louise O’Neill’s ‘Asking For It’ Getting World Premiere in Two Theatres In Ireland

Darragh Berry

Author Louise O’Neill took to Instagram on Wednesday morning to announce that her novel ‘Asking For It’ would be getting a world premiere in the Cork’s Everyman and Dublin’s Abbey theatres in 2018.

The theatre production will be based around O’Neill’s award-winning novel of the same name which focuses on the topic of rape culture. 

In her Instagram post, O’Neill could not contain her excitement and said that she knew her book would be in safe hands in its transition from paper to stage.

It reads: “The @abbeytheatredublin has announced their 2018 programme and LOOK! There’s Asking For It… I still can’t believe that an adaption of one of my novels is going to be performed on our national stage. The team involved, from Julie Kelleher to Anne Clark, and Annabelle Comyn to Meadhbh McHugh, is made up of some of the very best people working in Irish theatre and I know the book is in safe hands… Tickets are on sale from this Friday. PLEASE BUY TICKETS AND MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE.”

We’re sure that one of O’Neill’s dreams came true when ‘Asking For It’ won Book of The Year at the Irish Book Awards in 2015 and spent a whole year straight in the Irish top 10 bestseller lists. 

And… the development of the book doesn’t just stop there. 

It is understood that it is being made into a TV film adaptation by Bandit which is currently in the early stages of development. 

Tickets for both venues are on sale right this minute and ‘Asking For It’ runs from the 9-24 November 2018.

We have a feeling that they will be like hot cakes too. 

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