Denied the status of political prisoners, a group of Republican women embark on a dirty protest and, when tensions escalate, join their male IRA comrades on hunger strike.
Given the recent electoral results in Northern Ireland, its worth examining afresh the dilemmas within this still-sensitive paramilitary issue, particularly from a female rather than typically male perspective. But writer-director-producer Maeve Murphys techniques are still chained to the theatre (this screenplay is expanded from a Time Out Award-winning play); some touches are unsubtle (how often do we need to hear I Fought The Law to get the point?) and she allows too much fluctuation across the performances.
Cathleen Bradley, as a teenage tearaway thrown in by the governor to disrupt the paramilitaries, falls below the standard of her fellow actors, undergoing a personality change from Kevin & Perry whining to committed Republican activist.