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The Misadventures of Oliver Goldsmith


Performance

4-6 July 2024 at 8pm

Antelope Productions in association with
The Goldsmith Festival presents

THE MISADVENTURES OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH

ADAPTED FROM WASHINGTON IRVING’S LIFE OF GOLDSMITH BY MICHAEL JAMES FORD

Starring Ben Wadell, Sinead Murphy
and Michael James Ford

Thursday, July 4th – Saturday, July 6th at 8.00pm

Runtime: 80 mins.

THE JAMES JOYCE CENTRE, 35 N GREAT GEORGE’S STREET, DUBLIN 1

To mark the 250th Anniversary of the death of Oliver Goldsmith, this new comic drama tells the story of the chaotic life of the great Irish writer. From his humble beginnings as the son of a poor parson in Co Longford, it charts his youthful adventures and travels and his gradual rise to prominence as one of the leading lights of the London literary scene.

Continually thwarted by his own impulsive and intemperate nature and often dogged by misfortune, Goldsmith’s life is a rollercoaster of success and failure, euphoria and despair. But for all his eccentricities, he was a man who inspired laughter and affection and enjoyed the friendship of some of the greatest artistic figures of the age.

The Misadventures of Oliver Goldsmith is a fast-paced tragicomedy that promises laughter, tears, songs, music and merriment. It was adapted from Washington Irving’s fond and colourful biography The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, first published in 1840. The show was commissioned by The Goldsmith Festival in Longford and enjoyed a triumphant launch last month in Goldsmith’s old stomping ground of Ballymahon.

Tickets are €20. Doors open at 7.30pm. To purchase tickets, click this link.

The James Joyce Centre is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

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