THE punk music scene of the 1970s and how it inspired an entire generation of young people to “stand up and be counted” is the subject of a full-length play that will be performed in Limerick next month.
The cast of ‘Punk Guerrillas’ has started rehearsals for the play that is also loosely based around the experiences of the controversial Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot.
The County Limerick Youth Theatre production has its origins in a trans-national initiative that saw young people from Limerick and Loimaa theatre in southwest Finland participate in exchange visits during the Summer. Youth Theatre members also hosted workshops in both countries to develop ideas for the production.
‘Punk Guerrillas’ will be performed in The HoneyFitz Theatre, Lough Gur from December 6 to 8. It includes a full cast of 20 youth theatre members, live music, comedy, agit-prop theatre and some audience interaction.