An Abbey Theatre production


11 June - 21 July 2018

Booking Information

Dates: 11 June – 21 July
On the Abbey Stage

Free First Preview: 11 June

Previews: 12 – 13 June

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

Tickets: €20 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30

On Stage Seats: €30 / Conc. €25

Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Early Bird tickets available until 30 April.

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 212

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 19 July, 7:30pm

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 21 July, 2:00pm

After a sell-out run, our bawdy, vibrant and tumultuous production of James Joyce's classic is back by popular demand.

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

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

View On-Stage Seating Chart.




'A production that throws its arms wide open and bids everyone welcome.'
The Arts Review




Free First Preview 

Meet the Makers 


  • Lenehan & Ensemble: Bryan Burroughs
  • Gerty & Ensemble: Faoileann Cunningham
  • Milly & Ensemble: Caitríona Ennis
  • Stephen Dedalus & Ensemble: Donal Gallery
  • Simon Dedalus & Ensemble: Raymond Keane
  • Blazes Boylan & Ensemble: Stephen Jones
  • Molly Bloom: Janet Moran
  • Leopold Bloom: David Pearse
  • Written by: James Joyce
  • Adapted by: Dermot Bolger
  • Directed & Designed by: Graham McLaren
  • Musical Director: Jon Beales
  • Puppetry Designer & Maker: Gavin Glover
  • Movement Director: Eddie Kay
  • Clown Consultant: Raymond Keane
  • Lighting Designer: Kevin McFadden
  • Sound Designer: Ben Delaney
  • Costume Designer: Niamh Lunny
  • Costume Supervisor: Orla Long
  • Wigs & Make Up: Val Sherlock
  • Wigs & Make Up Assistant: Caroline McCurdy
  • Associate Designer: Ciara Murnane
  • Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
  • Casting Director (2017): Kelly Phelan
  • Casting Director (2018): Maureen Hughes & Sarah Jones
  • Production Manager: Marie Tierney
  • Stage Manager: Diarmuid O'Quigley
  • Deputy Stage Manager: Tara Furlong
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Audrey Rooney

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