Produced by Landmark Productions and The Everyman, Asking for It was adapted for the stage by Meadhbh McHugh, in collaboration with Annabelle Comyn, who also directs. Asking for It 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?
powerful, provocative, hard-hitting, shocking … a sharply observed and at times wincingly true-to-life portrayal of a family and its disintegration … funny, infuriating and unbearably sad - Irish Examiner
With a script by Meadhbh McHugh that is sharp and also very funny, Asking for It not only stays faithful to the novel, it goes further, raising it up to heaven and down to hell, too. It is worth the hype – Irish Independent
striking production … excellent cast … fizzing with performed sexual confidence and aggression – an accomplished, poetic merging of technology and stagecraft –
The Irish Times
powerfully alienating in forcing us to confront what our society has become … wonderful ensemble cast – Sunday Independent
magical sense of youthful exuberance … recreating a party atmosphere on stage is tough but Comyn and her set designer Paul O’Mahony succeed spectacularly – Sunday Times
This high-tech and highly beautiful production mines the book’s emotional depths for every last second of drama … totally absorbing theatrical experience – Irish Independent