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The Dubliners Dilemma (16 & 17 June)

  • Smock Alley Theatre Exchange Street Lower Dublin, County Dublin Ireland (map)

From Oslo to Mayo to Moscow, Declan Gorman's evocation of James Joyce's Dubliners has enthralled audiences and critics nationally and internationally since its previous Bloomsday Dublin showing in 2014. Back now for 5 performances over the festival weekend, this is an unmissable slice of Dublin and Joyce's world by one of Ireland's outstanding theatre makers.

It begins in London shortly before WW1, in the basement workroom of publisher Grant Richards. Richards previously rejected Dubliners out of worry it might breach strict obscenity laws. Now he re-reads the manuscript and recalls his uncomfortable correspondence with the truculent young genius. Should he reconsider and publish now? In all their magical glory, the stories of Dublin come to vivid life around him.

“Gorman holds the audience enraptured... a truly mesmerising performance” Metro Herald. “Ingenious” Mail on Sunday.

“A compelling performer… animated and intelligent.” Irish Theatre Magazine.

Presented by Co-Motion Media. Directed by Gerard Lee.

Friday 16 June: 1.30pm, 6pm and 8pm

Saturday 17 June: 3pm and 8pm

Cost: €15/€12