Staging Ireland

Robbie Meredith tells the story of Field Day, a new radical theatre company launched in Londonderry in 1980 amid a political climate of of riots and looming hunger strikes.
Over the next decade, some of the biggest names in Irish theatrical life would involve themselves in a company celebrated across Ireland yet denounced by some as the theatrical wing of the IRA.
Contributors include Seamus Heaney, Tom Paulin, Stephen Rea and Seamus Deane.

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Robbie Meredith tells the story of Field Day, a new radical theatre company launched in Londonderry in 1980 amid a political climate of of riots and looming hunger strikes.

Over the next decade, some of the biggest names in Irish theatrical life would involve themselves in a company celebrated across Ireland yet denounced by some as the theatrical wing of the IRA.

Contributors include Seamus Heaney, Tom Paulin, Stephen Rea and Seamus Deane.

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