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Bloomsday in Toronto: The Dubliners Dilemma

Alive Poets’ Society, Toronto
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 Tel. (647) 382-0571

  • 14 June, 2024 - 14 May, 2024
8:00 pm10:00 pm

  • Annette Studios 566 Annette St, Toronto, ON M6S 2C2, Canada

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