A Rare Journey – Nora Joyce’s Odyssey

Cadence Theatre Company Ire

All those memories keep crowding my mind, like bits of auld songs only half remembered and then gone again

A Rare Journey – Nora Joyce’s Odyssey is a one woman show which celebrates the life of a remarkable Irish woman, Nora Joyce. The play, which is written and performed by Paula Greevy-Lee, is highly entertaining and filled with music, giving free reign to Nora’s witty and often acerbic commentary on her life and times. Beginning in 1946, five years after James Joyce’s death, A RARE JOURNEY opens as Nora prepares to meet a young American journalist in a café in Zurich, where she still lives until she can get her late husband’s remains repatriated to Ireland. Anxious about what questions she’ll be asked by the journalist – and which ones she’ll answer! – Nora retraces the exhilarating highs and best-left-unsaid lows of her life since the fateful meeting with a cocky young James Joyce on Nassau Street all those years ago.

Paula Greevy-Lee gives a flawless performance as the often put-upon but always resilient NoraJack Gilligan, Dublin City FM

Written & Performed by Paula Greevy-Lee
Directed by Gerard Lee
Lighting Design by Conleth White
Sound Design by Peter O’Neill
Costume Design by Shauna Maher
Set Design by Martin Cahill
Dramaturgy by Gerard Lee
Promo Material by Rafal Kostrzewa

About The Company:
Paula Greevy-Lee trained at the Gaiety School of Acting, before winning a scholarship to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. She was Founder and Artistic Director of Sticks and Stones, a Theatre-in-Education Company, where she devised and scripted many productions. She was subsequently awarded a Dublin City Council Arts Bursary to study for an MA in Modern Drama in UCD, graduating in 2000. Paula is Founder and Artistic Director of Cadence Theatre Company Ire, set up in 2015 as a platform for new writing projects. Company productions include This Old Man at The Viking Theatre, and One Is Not Oneself at the New Theatre. Paula was recently awarded an Arts Council Agility Award to develop her new play Still Time, set in a women’s prison, and which was given a rehearsed reading in Smock Alley Theatre in March 2022

Running time 70mins

There will be a post show discussion after the performance on Wednesday 14 Jun
Tickets: €20/€18
Tue 13 – Sat 17 Jun 2023
Fri 16 + Sat 17 Jun 2023

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