Pavilion Theatre, Ireland

New Plays @ Pavilion Theatre- Striking Back

By Kellie Hughes and Matthew Spangler

As part of Dublin Theatre Festival, Pavilion Theatre will present three new plays in rehearsed readings by established playwrights and directors.

Striking Back is the inspiring, true story of anti-apartheid striker Mary Manning, who, with nine other young workers in Dunnes Stores, Henry Street, refused to handle South African products in 1984.

Their actions led to a strike that lasted nearly three years (1984-87), igniting an international, grass-roots movement that stood up to powerful interests and contributed to the fall of the South African apartheid government.

Striking Back shows that each of us has the power to change the world.

This event will include a reading of extracts from the new play Striking Back and a discussion with Mary Manning, moderated by Catriona Crowe.

Developed with funding from Pavilion Theatre’s Patron Donation Award.

Supported by The Arts Council's Project Award.

Directed by Kellie Hughes

Based on the book by Mary Manning and Sinéad O'Brien.


Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire


Sun 11 Oct, 2pm

Duration: Approx. 90 mins



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