Theatre / 04-14 February 2015


Tickets: 20/18

All tickets 4 February just €16

Show Time: 8.00pm

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Back by popular demand, the major hit of the 2014 Dublin Theatre Festival, Annie Ryan’s courageous and startling adaptation of Eimear McBride’s award-winning novel returns to Dublin. From the makers of international festival hits including Man of Valour, Freefall, Dubliners and Dublin by Lamplight, Dublin’s celebrated company The Corn Exchange brings to the stage this internationally acclaimed novel.
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing follows the inner narrative of a girl from the womb to twenty with vivid intensity and originality. This is a character of astonishing resilience and intelligence, someone determined to make sense of things amidst the crushing Catholicism and deprivation of her Irish childhood.
Rebellious, unrelenting, with biting wit and brilliant spark, Eimear McBride writes with an urgency and honesty that is totally electric in performance. Adapted for the stage and directed by Annie Ryan, and featuring award-winning actress Aoife Duffin (Moone Boy), A Girl is a Half-formed Thing promises to be an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Post-Show Discussions
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Tuesday 10 February
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A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride, adapted for the stage and directed by Annie Ryan
Performed by Aoife Duffin
Music and Sound Design by Mel Mercier
Lighting by Sinead Wallace
Set design by Lian Bell
Costumes by Katie Crowley


★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★★ The Sunday Times
★★★★★ The Observer
★★★★★ The Financial Times
“Duffin’s exceptional portrayal is the best of her career” The Irish Times
“One of the best stage adaptations of a novel you’re likely to see” The Sunday Times
“A memorable evening of pure theatre” Sunday Independent


The Corn Exchange operates in partnership with Ulster Bank and is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council.


Suitable ages 18+
Contains violent and sexually explicit material that some audience members may find disturbing
80 min

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