Join your national theatre for Dermot Bolger’s brilliantly adapted, vibrant version of James Joyce’s classic. Bloom’s odyssey is a pandemonium of live music, puppets, dancing, clowning, bowler hats and kazoos. It’s Ulysses as you’ve never imagined it before, a superbly theatrical homage to Joyce’s chronicle of Dublin life and the greatest novel of all time. Created by Abbey Theatre director Graham McLaren, the show is absurd, brilliant and oodles of fun.
"My ideal audience is people who always wanted to read the book but felt daunted. They may be surprised to find that it remains a book about themselves and people they know. They will not leave knowing everything about Joyce, no more than I’ll ever comprehend the fullness of his vision. But I hope they are sufficiently engaged by the human drama; by Bloom’s subtle triumphs; Molly’s all too human contradictions and Stephen’s isolation on the eve of departure, to again start to read this superb chronicle of our capital city: one of the greatest and truest novels of all time." – Dermot Bolger
Written by James Joyce, adapted by Dermot Bolger, directed by Graham McLaren.
Dates: 11 June – 21 July
On the Abbey Stage
Free First Preview: 11 June
Previews: 12 – 13 June
Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm
Tickets: €20 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30
On Stage Seats: €30 / Conc. €25
Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 226