Edna O’Brien revisits her era-defining debut novel in a new stage adaptation.
All of Edna O’Brien’s novels published during the 1960′s were ruled “indecent and obscene” under the Censorship of Publications Act.
This started when the publication of The Country Girls caused outrage. It was banned in Ireland by the authorities and publicly burned by the clergy.
Notoriety quickly turned to fame and this coming of age story of two young women in 1950′s Ireland became a best-seller.
The Country Girls is the Dublin: One City, One Book 2019 Choice.
Catriona Loughlin plays Sister Mary &  Miss Moriarty
Written & Adapted by: Edna O’Brien
Directed by: Graham McLaren
23rd February – 6th April On the Abbey Stage
Out of the Abbey
16th – 20th April at the Cork Opera House
23rd – 27th April at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway
30th April – 4th May at the Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick