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RADE to finish successful run of “A Hundred Years Ago” in Benefit for the Simon Community



The RADE group (a rehabilitation organisation who focus on recovering from addiction through arts, drama and education) finish their centenary celebrations of the 1913 Lockout with one final performance of their excellent play “A Hundred Years Ago” in Liberty Hall theatre tomorrow night (04/03/14) at 7.30 pm.


The play is taken from the workers perspective during the infamous Lockout of 1913, which brought such suffering to the people of this great city.  The play is performed by people recovering from addiction. I have seen their performance myself and I can say with certainty that this is no amateur night as the actors carry out their jaunty musical numbers with a high level of professionalism but without losing enthusiasm for the material. 


This year will no doubt see many commemorations for the First World War, as it is now 100 years since the collective governance of Europe sent their people en mass to their destruction but I believe it still worth the trip to remind ourselves of one of Dublin’s darkest periods before, we re-consign it to history.  My musings aside, for its source material the play isn’t all that grim, but a musical with some merry songs and very funny exchanges while not forgeting the suffering in the background and the proceeds will be going to the Simon Community, what more do you want?




Venue:                     Liberty Hall Theatre


Date:                        Tuesday 4th March


Time:                        7.30pm


Tickets:                  €10/€5(unwaged) from 0818 205 205 or


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