In Association with Cusack Projects Limited
The Corn Exchange
Adapted for the stage and directed by Annie Ryan
Performed by Aoife Duffin
“One of the best stage adaptations of a novel you’re likely to see.” - The Sunday Times
"A courageously feminist production" - The Guardian
"Superbly shaped...remarkable performance" - The Financial Times
The Corn Exchange, one of Ireland’s leading independent theater companies, makes its New York debut with A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, which follows, with vivid intensity and originality, the inner narrative of a girl from womb to age twenty. In a career-defining performance, Duffin (Edinburgh Stage Award for Acting Excellence) portrays a character of astonishing resilience and intelligence, determined to rise above her deprived childhood in Ireland. Rebellious and unrelenting, with biting wit and brilliant spark, McBride writes with an urgency and honesty that “transposes effortlessly to the stage, as if this is where it belongs“ (The Guardian UK).