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The Corn Exchange, Ireland

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing | Samuel Beckett Theatre | Sept 25 – Oct 5

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, by Eimear McBride, adapted by Annie Ryan of The Corn Exchange, starring Aoife Duffin, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Sept 25 – Oct 5, Dublin Theatre Festival 2014

Creators of festival hits Freefall, Dubliners and Desire Under the Elms, The Corn Exchange brings to the stage an extraordinary and vital new voice in contemporary fiction.

Winner of numerous literary awards including the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014, Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-formed Thing follows the inner narrative of a girl from the womb to the age of 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 poverty of her Irish childhood.

Rebellious, unrelenting, with biting wit and brilliant spark, Eimear McBride writes with an urgency that will be 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.

  • Contains violent and sexually explicit material that some may find disturbing. Suggested for audiences aged 18+.

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Information and Tickets:

  • Venue: Samuel Beckett Theatre
  • Previews: Thurs Sept 25 – Sat Sept 27, 7.30pm
  • Dates: Sun Sept 28, 6pm
  • Tues Sept 30 – Fri Oct 3, 7.30pm
  • Sat Oct 4, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
  • Sun Oct 5, 2.30pm
  • Tickets: €20 – €30
  • Duration: Approx. 85 mins. No interval.
  • Talking Theatre: Tues Sept 30, post-show. With members of the company.


“[McBride] is definitely a genius...Truth-spilling, uncompromising and brilliant...An instant classic.” Anne Enright The Guardian

Cast and Creative Team:

  • Directed by Annie Ryan
  • Cast: Aoife Duffin
  • Music and Sound Design: Mel Mercier
  • Set Design: Lian Bell
  • Lighting Design: Sinéad Wallace
  • Costume Design: Katie Crowley

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