Ardent Theatre present STRIKE!

On Thursday September 16th at 7.00pm UK time, Ardent Theatre is inviting you to an exclusive sharing of their play reading of Tracy Ryan’s STRIKE! filmed at the Irish Cultural Centre, to be followed by a live Q&A. (booking necessary- see below)

Ardent’s Creative Director Mark Sands has long been a passionate advocate of Ryan’s play of these real-life events and his dedication to bring STRIKE! to a wider audience is commendable.

Set in Dublin in 1984, the play concerns a twenty-one year old shop worker who refuses to sell South African fruit to a Dunnes Stores customer and is suspended. Ten colleagues follow her out on strike, thinking it will only last two weeks.

It goes on for nearly three years.

STRIKE! by Tracy Ryan is a powerful and moving account of the Dunnes Stores Anti-Apartheid Strike that took place in Dublin between 1984-87.

Filmed at the Irish Cultural Centre in July, this recorded play reading is directed by Kate Saxon and performed by 13 actors.

Following the reading, there will be a live-streamed Q&A with 3 or 4 of the original strikers from Dublin.

7:00pm – 8:15pm: Showing of the pre-recorded play reading

8:15pm – 9:00pm: Live-streamed Q&A with strikers Karen, Liz and Vonnie and hosted by Ardent’s Andrew Muir.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions. To do this, please type your question in the chat function on YouTube on the night. They can’t promise to cover them all, but will get through as many as they can.

Although this is a free event, registration is required to receive the link to the broadcast, which will be sent out near the time of the event.

BOOK your place to see STRIKE! here


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