Dunne’s Stores, Dublin, July 1984
A South African grapefruit starts something that will take nearly three years to finish…
It’s a hot, hot summer and Frankie Goes to Hollywood are riding high in the charts. At Dunne’s Store, shop assistant Mary Manning refuses to ring up a grapefruit, sticking to her union instructions not to handle South African goods, in protest of the country’s apartheid policies. Mary is immediately suspended and it’s not long before she and eight other young women and one young man, all workers at Dunne’s, are out on strike. It’ll only last a few weeks…
Full of passion and humour, Strike! is the true story of the hardships and personal sacrifices, the friendships and camaraderie these extraordinary young people experienced as they stood up for what they believed in.
As their understanding of the suffering under apartheid in South Africa and the politics within their own Government deepened, they began a journey that would change their lives, and Ireland, forever.
“an irresistible Irish drama about taking a stand” ★★★★ The Times
“a taut, quick-witted production” ★★★★ The Times
“a slick, smart production, ‘a charming show, telling a remarkable story”
“A thunderbolt of a chorus, Tracy Ryan’s new play comes direct from the fury-fuelled picket line” The Stage
“impossible to resist, Strike is a joy” Reviews Hub
“a poignant reflection on our current times, the play grapples with what it means to stick to our morals when finances are tight” The Upcoming
Theatre: The Large
Mon – Sat: 19:30
Tue & Sat: 15:00
Running Time: 90 minutes
No re-entry and there is no interval.
We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.
Contains some strong language.
Recommended for ages 14+.