Available On Demand
By Eimear McBride
Adapted by Annie Ryan
Directed by Nicola Murphy
Starring Jenn Murray
Streaming January 14 – 30, 2022
CRITIC’S PICK! “a gorgeously lucid, intimate production…Jenn Murray rides the current of the monologue like a river” – The New York Times
Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing follows the inner narrative of a girl, played by Jenn Murray (Brooklyn, Maleficent, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), from birth until the age of twenty with vivid intensity and originality. This character navigates the crushing Catholicism and hardship of her Irish childhood with astonishing resilience and intelligence.
Winner of numerous literary awards including the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014, The Desmond Elliott Prize 2014, The Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2014, The Goldsmith Prize 2013, and listed in Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR and many more, Eimear McBride’s tale plunges us into the psyche of a girl with breathtaking fury and intimacy.
Adapted for the stage by Annie Ryan for The Corn Exchange, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing premiered at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2014. The show had its North American premiere at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City in April 2016. Note: This show is intended for mature audiences and depicts scenes of sexual violence.
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“This is one of those theatrical experiences not to be missed…spectacular grounded honesty and presence by the illuminating Jenn Murray… Nicola Murphy’s direction is sparse perfection.” – The Front Row Center
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
First adapted for the stage by Annie Ryan
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