After the success of the reading of the Non Stop Connolly Show in Connolly Books, I will be in conversation with the Oscar winning director Jim Sheridan on the 28th of May in Smock Alley Theatre at 8pm. He was also one the directors of the Non Stop Connolly Show back in 1975 in Liberty Hall.
Performer, writer, director and political activist, Margaretta D’Arcy is a tireless and inspirational figure. She worked in theatre from the age of fifteen, first as an actress and then as an accomplished playwright, but it is perhaps as an activist that she is best known. Over the years her activism has taken many forms, from anti-nuclear campaigns to the H-Block protests in Armagh (an experience that inspired her book Tell Them Everything). Now, in the wake of her latest campaign (against the use of Shannon Airport by US military planes), Ireland’s ‘Guantanamo Granny’ reflects on her extraordinary life in the company of Jim Sheridan, the acclaimed director of My Left Foot and In The Name of the Father.