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bloominauschwitz (evening show)

  • The New Theatre 43 Essex Street East, Temple Bar Dublin 2, County Dublin, D02 Y306 Ireland (map)
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Something is very wrong for Leopold Bloom, worldwide phenomenon & hero of ‘Ulysses’. Visitations from the future, ghosts from the past and the burning question ‘Who am I and where do I belong?!’ His only clues lie in the 1 day of literary life – 16th June 1904 – given to him by Joyce. Instead, Bloom escapes the confines of the book, embarking on a new odyssey of remembering and forgetting. Bounding back and forth through time, he attempts to discover his true identity and his Jewish roots. But as he storms into the decimated heart of Europe, is there not just another story waiting for him to take his place in it?

Patrick Morris delivers a Herculean performance as Bloom in this solo tour-de-force. As a celebration of defiant open-heartedness, bloominauschwitz confounds expectations by mixing clownish antics with high drama, rich text and powerful imagery. It is an extraordinary play for our migrant era.

‘breathtakingly skilful performance’ Edinburgh Reporter

‘wonderful work with a timely message’ Edinburgh Fringe Review

Written by Richard Fredman

Directed by Rachel Aspinwall

Performed by Patrick Morris