A reading of James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’ by Aidan Gillen

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Presented by Dublin Theatre Festival | With music by Feargal Murray

His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.

This January Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire) brings James Joyce’s captivating short story The Dead to life alongside beautiful live music accompaniment by composer and pianist Feargal Murray (The Rape of Lucrece, Dublin Theatre Festival 2013).

The Dead is the last of fifteen stories that make up Dubliners, Joyce’s searing exploration of life in Dublin.

The Dead uses scrupulous deadpan realism to present the story of a pedantic professor who experiences an intensely personal and brutal epiphany at his aunts’ annual Christmas party.

Regarded as one of the founders of early twentieth century modernism, Joyce redefined and re-imagined the possibilities of language, and remains a major literary influence.

Dubliner Aidan Gillen has won three Irish Film and Television Awards and has been nominated for a BAFTA, a Tony and a British Independent Film Award. His performances in Dublin will follow a run at The Globe in London in December.
[blockquote_right]5th-9th January 2016 at 7.30pm
Saturday Matinee 2.30pm
in The Main Space [/blockquote_right]
Critical praise for The Dead:
★★★★ “magnificent” Times Literary Supplement blog
“Aidan Gillen gets straight to the heart of Joyce’s most celebrated short story” Stageseen

Cast and Creative Team:
Performers: Aidan Gillen, Feargal Murray
Direction: Conor McPherson
Design: Zia Holly

Talking Theatre: Jan 7, post-show. With Aidan Gillen and Feargal Murray

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