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A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

by Eimear McBride

Adaptation & Direction Annie Ryan

★★★★ "Duffin is vulnerable and majestic with a mesmerising rawness" Evening Standard

 ★★★★★ "A courageously feminist production" The Guardian  

★★★★★ A memorable evening of pure theatre" The Sunday Independent

★★★★★ "Superbly shaped...remarkable performance" The Financial Times

★★★★ "This is shattering, unflinching, merciless theatre, painfully well made. A stunning performance from Aoife Duffin." Mail on Sunday

★★★★ "Performed by Aoife Duffin with an intensity that sucks the air from your lungs… brilliantly adapted by Annie Ryan.” Sunday Times

★★★★ "Duffin’s exceptional portrayal is the best of her career" The Irish Times

★★★★ "Duffin is remarkable throughout" The Telegraph

★★★★ "A tour de force performance…This ferocious, gorgeous show transcends mere story" Time Out

★★★★ "It’s a triumph" The Times

"We’re captivated by Duffin’s mesmerizing performance...There’s more tension, drama and suspense in this pungent, pugnacious single-handed performance than in most contemporary Irish drama with a full cast" The Irish Independent

"Aoife Duffin’s powerhouse performance is a triumph" The Observer’s Top Ten Performances of 2014 A fearless, unflinching portrait of one girl’s turbulent journey into an adult world. Fraught family relationships, dangerous intimate liaisons and dark moments of exploitation form a fascinating, fast-paced ride through a complex mind. Aoife Duffin performs with electric urgency in the London premiere of Annie Ryan’s spellbinding adaptation of Eimear McBride’s best-selling novel.

Age guidelines: 14+, 16+ for school groups Contains strong language and references to sexual violence.

Adaptation & Direction Annie Ryan
Music & Sound Mel Mercier
Design Lian Bell
Light Sinéad Wallace
Costume Katie Crowley

Aoife Duffin