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Theatre: Ulysses at the Abbey Theatre (audio described and captioned performance)

21 Jul 2018, 2:00 pm (Past)

Abbey Theatre


  • Audio Description
  • Open Captioning
  • Loop System

After a sell-out run, the 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, our 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

Touch Tour: 12.15pm

The Abbey Theatre invites audiences to attend a touch tour of the set, the stage, props and costumes so that audiences with visual impairments can experience and contextualise the stage.

Attendees will explore the space, and may like to handle selected props, costumes and furniture. Meet the cast and puppets from Ulysses and experience the different vantage points from which the play can be enjoyed. Audiences are reminded that seating is available in the auditorium, at the back of the stage and onstage in the thick of the action.

Who can take a touch tour?

Touch tours are open to blind and visually impaired theatregoers attending the show plus their companions. Up to 10 people can take a tour.

How much does it cost?

It is free to customers who have purchased a ticket to for the performance.

How do I book?

Please contact Lisa Farrelly on 01 87 87 222, or email lisa.farrelly@abbeytheatre.ie.

Irish Sign Language interpreted performance: Thursday, 19th July, 7:30pm

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday, 21st July, 2:00pm

Photo from Abbey Theatre production of Ulysses.  Photo copyright Ros Kavanagh.

Photo from Abbey Theatre production of Ulysses.  Photo copyright Ros Kavanagh.

Photo from Abbey Theatre production of Ulysses.  Photo copyright Ros Kavanagh.


Categories: Audiences


Tags: Abbey Theatre, accessible performances, Audio Description, captioned, captioned performance, Captioning, Ulysses


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