A highlight of the 2014 Bloomsday Festival, Declan Gorman’s internationally acclaimed ‘Dubliners’ recreation returns to Dublin by popular demand for one week only (lunchtimes), prior to a gala performance at the Ibsen Museum Theatre in Oslo.
It is 1914. London publisher Grant Richards has determined to re-read Joyce’s manuscript, eight years after rejecting it over fears it might breach British and Irish obscenity laws. As the streets of Dublin and the racy, comic stories of Joyce’s childhood and young adult world spring to life around him, Richards relives his frustrating correspondence with the petulant Irish writer. Fourteen other publishers have turned him down. Should Richards be the one to risk everything now, second time around, and launch this volatile genius on a world about to descend into the madness of war?
‘The Dubliners Dilemma’ has been seen at the Bloomsday Festival, Dublin, Tolstoy Festival, Moscow, the Cathedral Quarter Festival, Belfast, An Beal Binn (Erris Literary Festival),Mayo and Imagine Arts Festival, Waterford. Don’t miss this unique chance to see this internationally acclaimed show prior to its Norway premiere for this year’s Bloomsday!
Directed by Gerard Lee