Written by James Joyce
Adapted by Dermot Bolger
Directed by Graham McLaren
Bloomsday may be over but the Joycean fun doesn’t have to end just yet. The Abbey Theatre’s acclaimed production of Ulysses is running until 21 July, so you’ve still got time to catch this energetic and hilarious production. We’ve got FIVE free sets of tickets to the 16 July show up for grabs over on our Facebook page – pop over, Like, Share and tag a pal to be in with a chance to win a pair! The competition ends this Friday, 29th June 2018.
After a sell-out run, the Abbey Theatre’s bawdy, vibrant and tumultuous production of James Joyce’s classic is back by popular demand.
Bloom’s odyssey is a pandemonium of live music, puppets, dancing, clowning, bowler hats and kazoos. It’s Ulysses as you’ve never imagined it before, a superbly theatrical homage to Joyce’s chronicle of Dublin life and the greatest novel of all time. Created by Abbey Theatre Director Graham McLaren, the production is absurd, brilliant and oodles of fun.
My ideal audience is people who always wanted to read the book but felt daunted. They may be surprised to find that it remains a book about themselves and people they know. They will not leave knowing everything about Joyce, no more than I’ll ever comprehend the fullness of his vision. But I hope they are sufficiently engaged by the human drama; by Bloom’s subtle triumphs; Molly’s all too human contradictions and Stephen’s isolation on the eve of departure, to again start to read this superb chronicle of our capital city: one of the greatest and truest novels of all time. – Dermot Bolger
Tickets: €20 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30
On Stage Seats: €30 / Conc. €25
Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes