Strumpet City is a Dublin on the edge. Ordinary fold are barely surviving festering in squalid tenements, whole families living in a single room. The war against Germany is looming and talk of rebellion against the British can be heard on every street corner. The mis-treated workers in the industrial factories are forming a strong unions, and the city is about to boil over. One of the most turbulent eras in modern Irish history sets the backdrop to this celebrated drama.
Strumpet City, first broadcast in 1980, is a television production of epic proportions and has marked a turning point in Irish film. Hugh Leonard’s adaptation of the immense novel by James Plunkett depicts in full colour the Dublin of the Irish workers, the strikes, riots and hardships of early twentieth century Ireland. This drama series stands as a reminder of those turbulent decades now fading from living memory.
2013 is the 100 Year Anniversary of the Dublin lockout and Strumpet City is the book featured in the ‘One City One Book’ promotion throughout the year.
Includes full colour inlay.