STRIKE! A FREE online play reading and Q&A with the Dunnes Stores strikers

Wednesday 15 September 2021
Join us for an exclusive reading of Tracy Ryan’s play, STRIKE! filmed at the Irish Cultural Centre followed by a live Q&A.

About this event


A twenty-one year old shop worker, refuses to sell South African fruit to a Dunnes Stores customer and is suspended.

Ten colleagues follow her out on strike, thinking it will only last two weeks.

It goes on for nearly three years.

STRIKE! by Tracy Ryan is a powerful and moving account of the Dunnes Stores Anti-Apartheid Strike that took place in Dublin between 1984-87.

Filmed at the Irish Cultural Centre in July, this recorded play reading is directed by Kate Saxon and performed by 13 actors.

Following the reading, there will be a live-streamed Q&A with 3-4 of the original strikers from Dublin.

This is a FREE event. Booking is required. Book your ticket here.


James Gavigan, Lauren Cotter, Sheila Moylette, Ciara Andrea Murphy, Sarah Agha, Rachel O’Connell, Adam Isla O’Brien, Wil Johnson, Elly Condron, Orla Scally, Naomi McDonald, Doireann May White, Ciana Howlin.