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In Dublin in 1984, the economy was failing, unemployment was rife and 10 young women and one young man were about to change the world. In July a shop worker on Henry Street refused to sell South African fruit to a store customer and was suspended. Ten colleagues followed her out on strike; they thought it would last 2 weeks – it went on for nearly three years.

STRIKE! is a fictionalised account of the famous anti-apartheid shop strike on Henry Street. STRIKE! will use visuals and music of the time to tell the story of a group of young people – the most dangerous shop workers in the world – who went on strike to protest against apartheid and confronted the establishment, caused a state of emergency in South Africa and eventually saw the banning of South African produce in Ireland.

This certainly looks like an interesting play. It’s running for five nights only (May 25 – 29) at the Samuel Beckett Theatre in Trinity College.

Information on tickets can be found here. The €4.99 concession for ‘young adults’ for the matinees on Wednesday 26 and Saturday 29 May at 2pm certainly looks like the best deal (Concession tickets can only be booked by telephone to the box office (01) 896 2461) I suggest booking yours soon in case they sell out.

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