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  • Playwright

    Meadhbh McHugh  Annabelle Comyn 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Louise O'Neill(2) 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted by Meadhbh McHugh in collaboration with Annabelle Comyn.

  • Adapted From Notes

    Adapated from the 2016 novel of the same name.

  • Setting

    Ballinatoom, West Cork

  • Synopsis

    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? A play about the experience of a young woman whose life is changed forever by a horrific act of violence.

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  • Cast Size Female



Original Cast  
Emma Lauren Coe
Mam Ali White
Zoe Venetia Bowe
Conor Frank Blake
Ali Síle Maguire
Maggie Amy McElhatton
Sean Sean Doyle
Eli Kwaku Fortune
Dylan Darragh Shannon
Paul Charlie Maher
Dad Frank McCusker
Bryan Paul Mescal
Voice Shane Casey
Voice Julie Kelleher
Voice Dominic Moore
Voice Jonathan White
Production Team  
Director Annabelle Comyn
Set Designer Paul O'Mahony
Costume Designer Niamh Lunny
Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
Sound Designer Philip Stewart
Video Designer Jack Phelan
Movement Director Sue Mythen
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock
Voice Coach Cathal Quinn (1)
Assistant Director Jack Reardon
Production Manager Eamonn Fox
Deputy Production Manager Tom Rohan
Stage Manager Clare Howe
Assistant Stage Manager Emma Coen
Costume Supervisor Sinéad Lawlor
Wardrobe Supervisor Ciara Geaney
Chief LX Terry Mulcahy
LX Programmer Richard Lambert
Set Construction Theatre Production Services (TPS)
Transport Trevor Price
Crew Hugh Roberts
Crew Florin Florea
Producer Anne Clarke
Producer Julie Kelleher
Associate Producer Sara Cregan
Production Assistant Brynn Murphy
Publicist Kearney Melia Communications
Publicist O'Doherty Communications
Marketing Sinead McPhillips
Photoshoot Photographer Hugh O'Conor
Production Photography Patrick Redmond
Graphic Design Gareth Jones




The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme.