Strolling Through Ulysses! at The Stag's Head Pub Theatre
10:30 - 12:00
Strolling Through Ulysses! tells the fun-filled story of Bloomsday - June 16th 1904 - the iconic day around which James Joyce’s Ulysses is based.
Written and performed by Robert Gogan Strolling Through Ulysses! guides you through the curious events and quirky characters of Ulysses, in a humorous, entertaining and informative manner, with extracts from the novel which best illustrate the various aspects of Joyce’s writing - the comical, the descriptive and the complex.
Joyce, speaking about Ulysses once famously declared, ‘there is not one serious line in it.’ Strolling Through Ulysses! certainly proves that!
Bawdy, irreverent and great fun!
So hold on to your hats and take a deep breath as Robert Gogan takes you on a 75 minute romp through the fun and laughter which is the backbone of James Joyce’s extraordinary and celebrated novel, Ulysses, which includes a toilet visitation, a bar room brawl, an act of seduction, naughty shenanigans on a beach, lewd thoughts, adultry and a drunken orgy - all in a single day! Caution: over 16's only.
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Gogan is an engaging and well-rehearsed raconteur. His edited selection of excerpts cut right to the heart of Ulysses ..... succeeds in making Joyce accessible even to those who have only the sketchiest context for the work - The Sunday Business Post
Having seen Strolling through Ulysses in the International Bar I knew it would chime well with Out to Lunch audiences but little did I know it would become one of the most enjoyed and talked about shows of the festival. Robert Gogan gave a hugely energetic and insightful presentation on the humour of Ulysses which sent the large audience out with a smile and with a new understanding of Joyce’s masterpiece. A perfect Saturday afternoon show. Sean Kelly, Director, Out to Lunch Arts Festival Belfast 2016
Robert gave an incredible performance, brilliant energy and acting, first class communicator, introduced and encouraged everyone to read Joyce. So easy to deal with, arrived a week in advance to put up his own posters and was there to meet and greet before the performance. His presence on our programme enhanced the 39th Clifden Arts Festival. Not to be missed. Brendan Flynn, Director, Clifden Arts Festival 2016.
Robert Gogan, a verily versatile actor, performed Strolling Through Ulysses in Swenys Chemist to an enthralled audience. We look forward to his next show here in Swenys and would without reservation highly recommend it - PJ Murphy, Swenys Chemist
This one man show is both inspirational and entertaining - I'd recommend it to everyone! - Bob Johnston, The Gutter Bookshop, Temple Bar
Robert Gogan's show "Strolling through Ulysses" was a wonderful journey through Joyce's epic novel. A most enjoyable & worthwhile experience. The veil has been lifted! - Patty Ryan, The Midland Bookshop, Tullamore
What the audience said.....
Super performance, most enjoyable - James Joyce Tower, Sandycove.
Made the book very understandable - Midland Bookshop, Tullamore.
Simply Brilliant - Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Galway.
Ulysses brought to life. I felt I was strolling alongside Bloom - Stone House Bookshop, Kilkenny.
Enlightening, funny and entertaining - Bugler’s, Rathfarnham.
Loved to see the characters come to life - Bookworm Bookshop, Thurles.
I’m now looking forward to re-opening the book after many, many years - Valley House.
Very entertaining, especially for a Joyce novice - Bridge Street Books, Wicklow.
A wonderfully absorbing synopsis - Swenys.
Splendid way of telling the story of Ulysses - Rathgar Bookshop.
Wonderful evening and vivid portrayal of so many characters - Barker & Jones, Naas.
A great evening and surprise for me as the book was brought to life quite brilliantly - Village Bookshop, Greystones.
A tour de force! - The Reading Room, Carrick-on-Shannon.
Really enjoyed it! Great night - Buglers, Rathfarnham.
Most entertaining and now I will have another go at the book - The Clifden Bookshop.