THE FORGE PLAYERS BALLYGLASS PRESENTS -
JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK
wEDNESDAY 3RD TO SATURDAY 6TH nOVEMBER
Juno and the Paycock is a play by Seán O'Casey. Highly regarded and often performed in Ireland, it was first staged at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 1924. It is set in the working-class tenements of Dublin in the early 1920s, during the Irish Civil War period.
STROLLING THROUGH ULYSSES - MARCH 24TH 2022
written and performed by Robert Gogan
Ulysses « Celebrating 100 years « 1922 - 2022!
“Made the book very understandable” - Midland Bookshop, Tullamore.
Strolling Through Ulysses! is a one-man show that tells the fun-filled story of Bloomsday - June 16th 1904 - the iconic day around which James Joyce’s Ulysses is based.
Ulysses celebrates its 100th birthday on February 2nd 2022 and the Tipperary Excel Centre is delighted to honour this important anniversary with a performance of Strolling Through Ulysses! on March 24th.
Written and performed by Robert Gogan Strolling Through Ulysses! guides you through the curious events and quirky characters of Ulysses - humorous, entertaining and revealing!
Joyce, speaking about Ulysses once famously declared, ‘there is not one single 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 whistle-stop tour through the fun and laughter which is the backbone of James Joyce’s extraordinary and celebrated novel.
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
Given the burnished Victorian interior of the pub, and Gogan’s pitch-perfect balancing of narrator, actor and observer, it turned out to be a wonderfully bawdy experience – and one that certainly enlivened our dinner conversation afterwards. – The Irish Independent
“A great evening and surprise for me as the book was brought to life quite brilliantly” - Village Bookshop, Greystones