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James Joyce’s Ulysses
Tron Theatre Company present the stage premiere of James Joyce’s Ulysses, as part of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s.
“I am a fool perhaps. Boylan gets the plums and I the plum stones. My youth. Never again. Gibraltar. Evenings like this looking out over the sea, she told me, but clear, no clouds. Said she always thought she’d marry a lord or a gentleman with a private yacht. Why me?”
While his wife Molly waits in bed for the infamous Blazes Boylan, Leopold Bloom is in Dublin conversing in pubs, graveyards, press rooms, brothels…and then home.
Adapted for stage by author and Dublin chronicler Dermot Bolger, Ulysses is bawdy, hilarious and affecting and celebrates Joyce’s genius for depicting life in all its profundity.
Ulysses is one of the most famous works of literature ever written and this will be the first theatre production in the UK and Ireland.
By Dermot Bolger
Directed by Andy Arnold (Tron Theatre)
“…a brilliant re-imagining of Joyce’s world in theatrical terms, at once faithful to the original and yet in itself a fresh and vigorous work of art…”
Fintan O’Toole, The Irish Times