Bloomsday in Melbourne on Instagram

Bloomsday in Melbourne has been retrieving our archived photos from 24 years of theatre inspired by James Joyce’s fiction. A selection from the treasury of images is to be found on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bloomsdayinmelbourne/ From 1994, Bloomsday walked the streets, performing in David Jones’ (department store) basement, a morgue, a cemetery, many churches, a maternity ward…

Save the Date: Niki na Meadhra returns with a show on The Tain and its women

Fair and Furious: Women of the Táin You’re the first to hear! 24-25 February 2017 at the Celtic Club Some academics have declared the Táin misogynistic in its treatment of female characters, but having spent time with them, as a storyteller, I can’t agree – unless my only measure of these women and goddesses is to…

Portrait Wrap

We were humbled and gratified by the level of support for A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man  directed by Wayne Pearn at fortyfivedownstairs. A sell-out four days ahead was a major achievement for this small bunch of Joyce groupies. I’d like to thank Wayne and the cast for a super job. It’s…

Bloomsday is nearly upon us….

Have you seen Dan Walls’ videos of rehearsals and interviews with actors? https://www.facebook.com/Bloomsday-in-Melbourne-211541918892093/ https://www.facebook.com/Bloomsday-in-Melbourne-211541918892093/ I’ll post a link soon for those averse to Facebook! There’s also a glimpse of behind the scenes at Bloomsday on Tintean, the free online Irish-Australian magazine.  As you’ll gather from the videos, rehearsing Portrait is an intense and (mostly!) joyful experience. Update on…