Abbey Theatre


2 - 28 October 2017

Booking Information

Dates: 2 – 28 October
On the Abbey Stage

Free First Preview: 2 October

Preview: 3 October

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €25

On Stage Seats: €30 Conc. €25

Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Early Bird tickets available until 23 August 

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 226

Sign language interpreted performance: Wednesday 25 October, 7:30PM

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 28 October, 2:00PM

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


Why come and see the show… when you can be IN the show?

100 audience seats for this production are on the stage. Book your tickets for ON STAGE SEATS here.


Free First Preview 

Meet the Makers 



  • Bryan Burroughs: Lenehan & Ensemble
  • Faoileann Cunningham: Gerty & Ensemble
  • Caitríona Ennis: Milly & Ensemble
  • Donal Gallery: Stephen Dedalus & Ensemble
  • Raymond Keane: Simon Dedalus & Ensemble
  • Janet Moran: Molly Bloom
  • Garrett Lombard: Blazes Boylan & Ensemble
  • David Pearse: Leopold Bloom
  • James Joyce: Written by
  • Dermot Bolger: Adapted by
  • Graham McLaren: Directed & Designed by
  • Jon Beales: Musical Director
  • Gavin Glover: Puppetry Designer & Maker
  • Eddie Kay: Movement Director
  • Kevin McFadden: Lighting Designer
  • Ben Delaney: Sound Designer
  • Niamh Lunny: Costume Designer
  • Val Sherlock: Wigs & Make Up
  • Ciara Murnane: Associate Designer
  • Andrea Ainsworth: Voice Director
  • Kelly Phelan: Casting Director
  • Marie Tierney: Production Manager
  • Diarmuid O'Quigley: Stage Manager
  • Anne Kyle: Deputy Stage Manager
  • Audrey Rooney: Assistant Stage Manager
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Abbey Theatre
26/27 Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1
D01 K0F1