Two plays, written and performed by Declan Gorman

To celebrate Bloomsday, highly regarded Irish performer Declan Gorman will present a unique James Joyce double bill over 3 days on 14th, 15th and 16th June.

Book for both shows to receive 20% off. Offer runs until 1st June.

The Dubliners Dilemma | 15 Jun at 6pm, 16 Jun at 3pm + 6pm

Gorman’s internationally acclaimed solo show, “The Dubliners Dilemma” makes a rare return to Joyce’s native city. This short play has entertained audiences all over Ireland as well as in Norway, Russia, USA and India. It presents stories from “Dubliners” from the perspective of Grant Richards, the London publisher who famously rejected the manuscript in 1906, only to invite Joyce to submit it for reconsideration 8 years later. As Richards re-reads the book, the world of Joyce comes to vivid life around him.

“Truly mesmerising” – Metro Herald

Duration 50 mins

Tickets €16 | €14 Student/Child/OAP/Unwaged Concession
Falling Through the Universe | 14 - 16 Jun at 8:30pm

For The Bloomsday Festival 2020, we are proud to premiere “Falling Through the Universe” a magical evening of storytelling, as Gorman turns his attention to Joyce’s miniature masterpiece “The Dead”. This new show takes the form of a personal odyssey, beginning with a moment in the performer’s own early life when he tumbles upon an English language version of “The Dead” in a library in Germany. Thus begins a lifelong love affair between a man and a work of fiction. Forty years later, the actor walks on to the stage of a historic theatre just along the quay from the “dark gaunt house in Usher’s Island” where the story is set, seeking to transport the audience – as he was once transported – back to Joyce’s Dublin; a city that is both familiar and faraway; hospitable yet hostile; antiquated, cobblestoned and yet remarkably modern.

“Falling through the Universe” was developed with the support of bursaries from the Arts Council and Fingal County Council.

Duration 90 mins, including interval

Tickets €18 | €16 Student/Child/OAP/Unwaged Concession