Nora Barnacle was known to be a plain speaking woman, practical, stoical, yet with as much mettle in her as there was in Joyce.
Well-chosen film clips enrich the audience’s experience of the play,
Renee Huish would count this play, In Search of Owen Roe, as one of the finest she has enjoyed at the much-loved theatre (La Mama).
An account of a theatrical performance by Niki na Meadhra Celtic Club, 29 March 2015. Niki na Meadhra performed her one-woman show, Dancing the Bones of Irish Myth and Legend, to a mixed audience of Celtophiles, Narrato-philes, and some enthralled adults and children, at the Celtic Club on Sunday 29 March. It was storytelling taken …
Riverrun, the theatrical tour de force based on the final section of Finnegans Wake, devised and performed by Olwen Fouéré, in making the choice to dramatise the Liffey rather than the characters offers an unexpected but very clarifying innovation…
In summation, ‘A Long Way to Tipperary’ proved itself a most fitting tribute to the 200,000 Irish men and women who served in the Great War, with 50,000 (one in every four) of them making the supreme sacrifice.
All the actors are also musicians, and fantastic musicians, and dancers. Fiddles, banjos, double basses, guitars, a drum kit, tambourine, piano accordion, concertina
Blindness, loss, condemnation, forgiveness and redemption are all knitted seamlessly into the tight uplifting script that deservedly won The Seafarer many awards.
James Joyce’s Ulysses may be termed ‘modernist,’ but it is such a unique work that it is difficult to categorize, and also very difficult to manipulate. In recent years Bloomsday Melbourne Inc. has edited and reshaped chapters for its quasi-theatrical presentations, but now, to take on the whole of this both internalized and externalized mammoth of a work, so geographically, physically and psychologically capacious, is to attempt something Herculean, including the stables!
Wayne Pearn is superb as Monk conveying the multi-layered complexities of Hibberd’s character with vigour and sensitivity.