For the first time in a large scale production in the city of their origin, The Corn Exchange and Dublin Theatre Festival present Dubliners by James Joyce . Adapted by Michael West and Annie Ryan Directed by Annie Ryan
Opening 27 Sept, as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival
(preview 26 Sept)
For Four Days Only
The 2012 Dublin Theatre Festival will open with an exciting new production from the acclaimed ensemble theatre company The Corn Exchange. Following on the success of their award winning productions including Dublin By Lamplight, Freefall and Man of Valour comes a new adaptation of one of James Joyce’s most renowned works.
In Dubliners, James Joyce offers an astonishing and enduring portrayal of the city – a mirror in which the people of Dublin, as Joyce once wrote, could take “one good look at themselves.” Nearly a hundred years since its publication, Dublin Theatre Festival and multi-award winning company The Corn Exchange present an extraordinary opportunity to experience a collection of Joyce’s stories staged on a large scale for the first time in the city of their origin. This adaptation by award winning team Michael West and Annie Ryan will run for seven performances only at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre.
Directed by Irish Times award winning director Annie Ryan the company deftly captures the rich humour, the small cruelties and the celebrated epiphanies of Joyce’s iconic stories in their ground-breaking transformational style.
The sterling cast will include Barbara Bergin, Janice Byrne, Derbhle Crotty, Jack Hickey, Stephen Jones, Mark Lambert, Nick Lee, Mark O’Halloran, Gus McDonagh and Ruth McGill.
The creative team includes set and costumes by Joe Vaněk, sound and music composed by Conor Linehan, lighting design by Sinéad McKenna and video design by Jack Phelan.
The 2012 Dublin Theatre Festival runs from 27 Sept – 14 Oct at various venues around the city, The Festival presents new work from many of the leading and new Irish Theatre companies and writers as well as some of the best of International theatre and special events / talks complimenting the onstage work. Full programme details can be found atwww.dublintheatrefestival.com
Dublin Theatre Festival, 44 East Essex Street, Dublin 2
Previous praise for Corn Exchange
“As ever with Corn Exchange, it’s the way they tell it that lifts things into the truly extraordinary.” **** Herald Scotland on MAN OF VALOUR
“Startlingly brilliant, powerful, enthralling” **** The List on FREEFALL
“Awesome perfection…funny, clever, strange and thoughtful…superbly gifted cast.” The Irish Times on DUBLIN BY LAMPLIGHT
The Corn Exchange is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council
Dubliners is supported by Irish Theatre Trust
Dublin Theatre Festival is funded by the Arts Council. Dublin Theatre Festival is proudly supported by its presenting partner, Dublin Airport Authority and by principal sponsors including The Doyle Collection and The Irish Times.
Dubliners is proudly supported by DAA.