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Bloomsday in Hamilton: The Dubliners Dilemma

Renowned Irish theatre maker and interpreter of James Joyce, Declan Gorman will perform his internationally acclaimed solo show The Dubliners Dilemma at The Corktown Pub, Hamilton, Ontario on Bloomsday, June 16th.

The Dubliners Dilemma was premiered in Ireland in 2012 and has toured to Norway, USA, India, Russia (pre-Ukraine invasion) and all over Ireland. Described as a “truly mesmerizing performance” (Metro Herald) it finds London publisher Grant Richards re-reading the manuscript of Dubliners in 1914, eight full years after he initially rejected it on the grounds it might breach obscenity laws. Joyce’s Dublin comes to vivid life around him, a city of innocence and perversion: of sexual predators, gigolos, gamblers and drinkers mingling among street children, housemaids and concert singers. Entranced again by the literary gifts of the truculent Irish author who refused to change a single word, Richards must decide whether to take the risk second time around, and be the one finally to bring the genius of Joyce to the world.

“The Dubliners Dilemma is a very entertaining one man show… ingeniously intercutting Joyce and his publisher’s letters with extracts from the collection. It will make you want to read Dubliners again!”

Mail on Sunday

 

“Gorman holds the audience enraptured throughout with a truly mesmerising performance. This original adaptation is by no means exclusively for die-hard Joyce fans, making a brilliant introduction for newcomers!”

Metro Herald, Dublin

Tickets ($25) & Info from agormckinney@gmail.com or call 905-549-9867.

Bloomsday in Ottawa: A Duad of Joyce

A DUAD OF JOYCE

a double bill of Welcome O Joyce and The Dubliners Dilemma

The James Joyce Association of Ottawa
presents
A DUAD OF JOYCE
a double bill comprising
WELCOME O JOYCE: a reading to mark FW 85
and
THE DUBLINERS DILEMMA: a theatre performance based on Dubliners

 

Renowned Irish theatre maker and interpreter of James Joyce, Declan Gorman will perform his internationally acclaimed solo show The Dubliners Dilemma at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts on June 13th in a double feature along with the newly commissioned short work Welcome O Joyce.

Welcome O Joyce (co-written by Declan Gorman and Des Gunning) has been specially commissioned for the James Joyce Association of Ottawa and the James Joyce Centre, Dublin, and is the curtain-raiser to this year’s international Bloomsday Festival. It is a montage of pieces from the four great prose works of Joyce, commissioned to mark the 100th anniversary of the first appearance in print of an extract of what would eventually become Finnegans Wake (1939). The 1924 ‘Mamalujo’ fragment is woven into an entertaining short presentation that includes a comic prologue and vivid scenes from Ulysses (1922); A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Dubliners (1914)

The Dubliners Dilemma (written by Declan Gorman, directed by Gerard Lee) was premiered in Ireland in 2012 and has toured to Norway, USA, India, Russia (pre-Ukraine invasion) and all over Ireland. Described as a “truly mesmerizing performance” (Metro Herald) it finds London publisher Grant Richards re-reading the manuscript of Dubliners in 1914, eight full years after he initially rejected it on the grounds it might breach strict obscenity laws. Joyce’s Dublin comes to wild life around him, a city of innocence and perversion: of sexual predators, gigolos, gamblers and drinkers mingling among street children, housemaids and exquisite concert singers. Entranced again by the literary gifts of the truculent Irish author who refused to change a single word, Richards must decide whether to take the risk second time around, and be the one finally to bring the genius of Joyce to the world.

 

“Gorman holds the audience enraptured throughout with a truly mesmerising performance. This original adaptation is by no means exclusively for die-hard Joyce fans, making a brilliant introduction for newcomers!”

Metro Herald, Dublin

 

“Gorman is a compelling performer, at his best when undertaking childhood roles and in his element with Joyce’s obsequious characters … an animated and intelligent performance.”

Irish Theatre Magazine

 

Tickets $20 from Eventbrite or on the door
Info from info@JamesJoyceAssociationofOttawa.com

Featured image by Jacob Cummer

Bloomsday in Toronto: The Dubliners Dilemma

Alive Poets’ Society, Toronto
presents
THE DUBLINERS DILEMMA
written and performed by Declan Gorman
based on DUBLINERS by James Joyce

Renowned Irish theatre maker and interpreter of James Joyce, Declan Gorman will perform his internationally acclaimed solo show The Dubliners Dilemma at Annette Studios, The Junction, Toronto on June 14th.

The Dubliners Dilemma was premiered in Ireland in 2012 and has toured to Norway, USA, India, Russia (pre-Ukraine invasion) and all over Ireland. Described as a “truly mesmerizing performance” (Metro Herald) it finds London publisher Grant Richards re-reading the manuscript of Dubliners in 1914, eight full years after he initially rejected it on the grounds it might breach obscenity laws. Joyce’s Dublin comes to vivid life around him, a city of innocence and perversion: of sexual predators, gigolos, gamblers and drinkers mingling among street children, housemaids and concert singers. Entranced again by the literary gifts of the truculent Irish author who refused to change a single word, Richards must decide whether to take the risk second time around, and be the one finally to bring the genius of Joyce to the world.

The Dubliners Dilemma is a very entertaining one man show… ingeniously intercutting Joyce and his publisher’s letters with extracts from the collection. It will make you want to read Dubliners again!”

Mail on Sunday

 

“Gorman holds the audience enraptured throughout with a truly mesmerising performance. This original adaptation is by no means exclusively for die-hard Joyce fans, making a brilliant introduction for newcomers!”

Metro Herald, Dublin

 

Tickets ($25) & Info from seaniegorman@gmail.com Tel. (647) 382-0571

Bloomsday in Stockholm

The James Joyce Society of Sweden and Finland invites you to celebrate Bloomsday in Stockholm! Translators Lars Johansson and Leif Hoeghaug will lead a lively discussion of translating Joyce’s work. Lars Johansson has translated part of Finnegans Wake into Swedish and Leif Hoeghaug has done the same into Norwegian. There will also be readings from Ulysses in Swedish. The Ambassador of Ireland in Sweden is kindly supporting this event. The event is free.