Renowned play adapted from Louise O'Neill's bestselling novelis set to premiere in the UK early next year.
The play will be staged in Birmingham Repertory Theatre, an establishment lauded for its rich theatrical history.
Almost 100 years ago, Birmingham Repertory Theatre hosted the premiere of George Bernard Shaw’s epicand now the theatre will debut to a UK audience in February 2020.
A theatrically explosive and relevant piece of theatre,, a Landmark Production and Everyman Cork production, in association with The Abbey, Dublin, broke box office records when it was premiered last year in Cork and Dublin.
One of the best Young Adult Fiction writers alive today, Louise O’Neill’s extraordinary and important story, adapted for the stage by Meadhbh McHugh, in collaboration with director, Annabelle Comyn, takes a brave look at victim blaming and the concept of rape culture.
A revival ofopens in The Everyman Theatre Thursday, September 26 for eleven performances only, before transferring to The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin.
Julie Kelleher, Artistic Director of The Everyman commented:
"This is a really exciting moment for The Everyman.
"We’re enormously proud of our involvement withand it is a dream come true to be bringing a show as special as this one to Birmingham Repertory Theatre at the start of Sean Foley’s tenure.
"We are hugely grateful to be on this journey with our co-producers at Landmark, whose tireless efforts, along with crucial support from Culture Ireland, have made it all possible."
Author Louise O’Neill added:
"It has been such an honour to see my novel adapted for stage in such a spectacular fashion.
"Everyone involved in this production, from the cast to the crew, have worked so hard to create this extraordinary piece of theatre.
"It has started many vitally important conversations here in Ireland and I know it will do the same when it moves to Birmingham next year.
"I’m so excited for audiences in the UK to see, and I hope they will find it as moving, powerful, and compelling as I have done.”