LSHG members may be interested in a staged reading of Margaretta D'Arcy and John Arden's "The Non-Stop Connolly Show" about the life of James Connolly. It is part of an effort to commemorate the centenary of Dublin's Easter Rising of 1916. The production is directed by acclaimed Irish director Shane Dempsey and will be performed at the Finborough Theatre in London in April. It is the first time that the entire piece has been performed in the UK in over 40 years. We hope to draw Irish and British communities together in the commemoration of the Easter Rising. A key feature of the play is the often-forgotten part that socialism played in the Easter Rising, and how one of the tragedies of Irish history is that the socialist values later faded in the war for Irish independence.
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