Award joy for actress Síle Maguire
Wexford actress Sile Maguire had reason to celebrate when the play Asking for It won the Audience Choice trophy at the Irish Times Theatre Awards.
Sile, a Trinity College Drama and Theatre Studies graduate, was a member of the cast of the production which was presented at the Everyman Theatre in Cork and at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.
The play about a young woman whose life is changed by an act of violence, was adapted from the bestselling novel by author Louise O'Neill and based on a script by Meadhbh McHugh, written in collaboration with the director Annabelle Comyn. Sile is a daughter of the Wexford poet and creative writing teacher Jim Maguire and his wife Ha-Lin of Clonard, Wexford.