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Theatre: Ulysses at the Abbey Theatre (Irish Sign Language interpreted performance)

25 Oct 2017 (Past)

Abbey Theatre

The Abbey Theatre presents Dermot Bolger’s brilliantly adapted, vibrant version of James Joyce’s classic in a thrilling production for theatre.

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

Booking Information

Dates: 2nd – 28th October
Sign language interpreted performance: Wednesday, 25th October, 7:30PM
Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday, 28th October, 2:00PM

Programme Notes will be available on our website before the performance, check back for an update.

In order for the Abbey to give you advice on best seating for all accessible performances, please contact the Box Office on 01 87 87 222 , or via email lisa.farrelly@abbeytheatre.ie. You can also contact Lisa by telephone on 01 887 2216

Programme Notes:


Watch: Ulysses Teaser Trailer

Writer Dermot Bolger (right) and Graham McLaren, director of the Abbey at the Abbey Theatre ahead of the upcoming adaptation of Ulysses which Dermot has written and Graham is directing. Picture: Arthur Carron

Leopold Bloom's melancholy journey includes drunken brawls, sexual escapades and tense conversations with fellow Dubliners who are suspicious of his Jewish identity.

The Irish Independent

Abbey Theatre promotional image for Ulysses.


Abbey Theatre
Dermot Bolger
Graham McLaren
Irish Sign Language
Irish Sign Language Interpreted Performance
James Joyce