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Jun
11
to Jul 21

The Abbey Theatre Presents: Ulysses (11 June - 21 July)

 
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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

Box Office: (01) 87 87 222 | abbeytheatre.ie

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 226

 
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Jun
4
to Jun 16

Bewley's Café Theatre Presents: Molly (4 - 16 June, Lunchtimes at 1pm)

 
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Bewley's Café Theatre in association with Sí Productions is proud to present this provocative new adaptation of the final soliloquy in Joyce's Ulysses.

Molly Bloom lies awake, plagued by insomnia, wind and her husband’s snoring, and bares her soul as she questions her life choices. This vibrant presentation reveals the woman behind the oft-misrepresented caricature; earthy and witty yet vulnerable and sensual. A caustic wit is matched with searing honesty in her night-time musings.

Molly’s observations on relationships strike a chord with contemporary audiences and her unashamed sexuality is startlingly modern. In an age of body shaming, it is refreshing to encounter a woman, who is unashamed of her body and physicality.

"an absorbing staging... vivid, palpable, irresistible..."(Galway Advertiser
"a beautiful piece of performance… a must see" (Reviews Hub)


Performed by IFTA nominated actress Tara Breathnach (A Nightingale Falling, Jack Taylor) and directed by Petal Pilley (Blue Teapot Theatre Company, Footsbarn)
Adapted from Ulysses by Tara Breathnach and Petal Pilley.

Time: 1pm (doors at 12.50pm) 
EXTRA BLOOMSDAY PERFORMANCE on June 16th at 3pm. To book for this extra show call 0868784001

 

 
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