“1981” Hunger strike
“1981”, the Hunger Strike, in which ten men gave their lives in the struggle for political status, irreversibly shaped the political developments for decades to come. In this unique piece of theatre, we are given a deep insight into the lives of each of the men as to whom they really were.
The one person performance comes to the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal on Saturday, 12th May 2012 at 8.00pm.
Tony Devlin and his award-winning company ‘Brassneck Theatre’ focuses on the harrowing hunger-strikes by ten Republican prisoners in the Maze Prison. The legacy of the death of these men is down to no split-second tragedy, but rather the grueling and protracted death by hunger strike that lasted for over 70 days. Through music, song, visuals and performance, this show takes us on an extraordinary journey, of how ten very ordinary men shook the world from their prison cells.
1981 is a major undertaking as a piece of theatre. Tony Devlin wrote and performs it solo with a cast of over thirty characters covering the hunger strikers, their family, friends and communities of the North. Music plays a large part in the play and features live musicians on stage. The play also features projection of archive footage of the funerals of the hunger strikers which add a powerful visual element to the narrative. Devlin’s new play allowes audiences to see, hear and experience the legacy and memory of the history of the North and to recognise the change that has happened for the better and is continuing to happen.
This event promises to be an ultimately uplifting piece of theatre for the audiences of East Cork. Make it your business to be at the Mall Arts Centre on Saturday 24th March for a rare event.
Tickets are €15 / €12 concession. Doors open at 7.30pm and the show starts at 8.00pm. Contact the Booking Office at Yew Wood Venues to reserve your tickets by phoning – 024 818 23 / 083 360 6507 or emailing – firstname.lastname@example.org