To all Branches and Regional Councils
24th April 2023
STRIKE! "An Irresistible Irish drama about taking a stand"
Dunne’s Stores, Dublin, July 1984
A South African grapefruit starts something that will take nearly three years to finish. 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.
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.
Strike! Is running at Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD, until 6th May
There is a special offer - pay what price you can afford:
£10 - Use code STRIKE10 when checking out
£20 - Use code STRIKE20 when checking out
Mon – Sat: 19:30
Tue & Sat: 15:00
Running Time: 90 minutes
Please make every effort to book, watch and support this important play