Adapting 'Striking Back'

Venue: Mechanics' Institute - Meeting Room, 4th Floor

Kellie Hughes (Irish theatre director) and Matt Spangler (The Kite Runner) discuss their stage adaptation of Mary Manning’s saga of her role in the 1984 anti-Apartheid supermarket produce strike (see above), a creative process that began at Hinterland (Kells) in 2018, and moved forward with a rehearsed reading at the 2019 Hinterland Festival, which drew a standing ovation from an appreciative audience, Mary Manning herself amongst them.


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