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(Hopefully this will be the first of a series on movies set or filmed in Dublin.)

Though set in Liverpool, Willy Russell’s Educating Rita about a young working class girl (Julie Waters) hoping to better herself by studying literature, was filmed in Ireland. TCD, UCD, Maynooth, Phoenix Park, Connolly Station and Ringsend all make appearances.

Various shots of Trinity College. Byrant’s (Michael Caine) office was filmed in the rooms of the College Historical Society and the University Philosophical Society respectively, and while the building was considerably refurnished, the production chose to leave portraits of Douglas Hyde and Isaac Butt and committee photographs in the former and a bust of John Pentland Mahaffy in the latter.

02:13 – Southside quays opposite Liberty Hall. 02:48 – Rathgar. 10:15 – South Lotts, Ringsend.

01:31 – Pub, Exterior. The Dame Tavern. 01:54 – Pub, Interior. The Stags Head. 06:24 – Church of the Holy Family, Aughrim Street.

04:33 – 04:44 – Belfield, UCD. 04:45 – 04:57: Maynooth College. 05:01 – Library. UCD? NUIM? TCD? 05:35 – NUIM? 07:37 – The old Connolly DART station. 08:22 – People’s Gardens, Phoenix Park. 09:35 – Crosthwaite Park, Dublin.

04:04 – Dobbin’s Wine Bistro – 15 Stephens Lane.

05:40 – “Flamingo, Parkes Hotel” Stillorgan Park Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Dublin. 08:29 – Ringsend

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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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