By Joe Corrie
Adapted, designed and directed by Graham McLaren
In association with ON at Fife
“There’s nae power on earth can crush the men
who can sing on a day like this.”
A powerful re-imagining of Joe Corrie’s neglected classic about a Fife mining community during the General Strike. Intensely physical, loud and charged with raw emotion, driven by explosive choreography and an original live soundtrack performed by leading Scottish musicians.
To raise funds for the soup kitchens feeding the miners and their starving families, Corrie wrote In Time O' Strife whilst on strike himself, exposing the brutal lives of a family staring hunger and defeat in the face.
Created by Graham McLaren (Men Should Weep, A Christmas Carol), the production uses fragments of Corrie’s other plays, poems and songs, celebrating his ability as a writer and his contribution to Scottish culture.
Image by kind permission of Peter Howson: My Great Heart, 1996, Oil on canvas, 244 x 183 cm © The Artist
Produced with support from Fife Council Strategic Events Investment Programme