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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.

When
  • 16 June, 2024
3:00 pm5:00 pm

Where
  • Corktown Pub – 175 Young St., Hamilton
$25

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