Dubliner’s Women

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Updated: August 22nd, 2017

Dubliner’s Women

Directed by Sarah Baxter | Adapted by Katie O’Kelly


Belltable | Sat, 18th Nov | 8pm | €16/€14


“Mrs. Mooney dealt with moral problems as a cleaver deals with meat: and in this case she had made up her mind” – The Boarding House

All the seas of the world tumbled about her heart. He was drawing her into them: he would drown her”
 – Eveline
“They led here to the table amid laughing and joking and she put her hand out in the air as she was told to do. She moved her hand about here and there in the air and descended on one of the saucers. She felt a soft wet substance with her fingers and was surprised that nobody spoke or took off her bandage.” – Clay

Immerse yourself in the hidden worlds of Joycean Dublin with a new adaptation of James Joyce’s iconic collection of Dubliners short stories. Dubliners Women shines a light on the lesser-known women’s stories – The Boarding House, Clay and Eveline, bringing the characters to life in a highly performative and theatrical storytelling style. The script is a faithful adaptation of Joyce’s text, finding the humour and quintessential Irish wit in the stories through performance, drawing you in to the inner narratives of the central characters.

The stories are presented in a strong physical storytelling style, celebrating traditional Irish culture through humour, music and literature, while also exploring the main themes in the text such as reproductive justice, institutionalisation and the complexity of human relationships. The thematic universality of the stories, teamed with their understanding of the particularities of Irish culture and humour, make this a highly enjoyable production.

Directed by Sarah Baxter
Cast Madi O’Carroll, Katie O’Kelly and Gordon Quigley
Costume Design Barbara McCarthy
Lighting Design Cathy O’Carroll
Stage Manager Céin Sookram
Producer Clara Purcell
Graphic Design Conor Gallagher

…A delicate, balanced and wistful evening of theatre” – The Sunday Independent

“A delight to watch – ****
“…Old fashioned storytelling that is touching, funny, and performed with gusto by a marvellous cast”

“An hour of near impeccable theatre” The Reviews Hub

“A clever, lively and thoroughly enjoyable production…” – The Arts Review

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