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Cyclops: A New Play by Peter Reid Based on James Joyce's Ulysses (5 - 24 June)

  • The New Theatre 43 Essex Street East Dublin, County Dublin, D02 Y306 Ireland (map)

Based on episode twelve of Ulysses, this new pay by Peter Reid is set in Barney Kiernan’s pub, where an opinionated, one-eyed nationalist known as the Citizen gets confrontational with the unfortunate Leopold Bloom. Molly’s liaison with Blazes Boylan sits heavy on his mind. The pub’s patrons dislike Bloom and all are aware of Molly’s infidelity. Bloom and the Citizen row about race and nationality while the others snigger about Bloom’s inability to satisfy his wife’s needs.

A play full of drunkenness, song, history, infidelity and the everlasting question of who belongs where. Using the chapter as a framework to hang the story Bloom’s troublesome day, it’s a tragi-comic slice of Dublin life that holds more than enough resonances for the Ireland of today.

This show runs from 5 - 24 June. Performance begins at 7:30pm.

Cost: €16/€12.50