Abbey Theatre


3 - 28 October 2017

Booking Information

Dates: 2 – 28 October
On the Abbey Stage

First Free Preview: 2 October

Preview: 3 October

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

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €25

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


  • Bryan Burroughs: Lenehan
  • Faoileann Cunningham: Nosey Flynn / Gertie
  • Caitríona Ennis: Martha / Milly
  • Donal Gallery: Stephen Dedalus
  • Raymond Keane: Buck Mulligan
  • Janet Moran: Molly Bloom
  • Garrett Lombard: Blazes Boylan
  • David Pearse: Leopold Bloom
  • James Joyce: Written by
  • Dermot Bolger: Adapted by
  • Graham McLaren: Director & Set Designer
  • Jon Beales: Musical Director
  • Gavin Glover: Puppetry Designer & Maker
  • Kevin McFadden: Lighting Designer
  • Ben Delaney: Sound Designer
  • Niamh Lunny: Costume Designer
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Abbey Theatre
26/27 Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1
D01 K0F1