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SAMUEL BECKETT AND

THE RAINBOW GIRL

GENIUS, LOVE, MADNESS, VIOLENCE

IN 1920S PARIS

AND ON SUNDAY 16TH JUNE, JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL BLOOMSDAY LUNCH AND JOYCEAN SEMINAR.

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It's late 1920s Paris and Lucia, muse and only daughter of notorious banned novelist James Joyce, is poised to succeed as a daringly original dancer. Into this dysfunctional artistic household arrives alluring young Dubliner Samuel Beckett – enigmatic, hypereducated, a writer seeking his own literary voice. He finds himself drawn into the older writer’s web… and at the same time becomes the reluctant subject of Lucia’s increasingly obsessive amorous gaze. A series of romantic misunderstandings, at first comic but increasingly tragic, strip Lucia of her nascent career and, her family and love interest both lost to her, she spirals into madness.

Playwright Steve Carey has written about the origins and development of Samuel Beckett and the Rainbow Girl for Tinteán magazine.

Accessibility: Irene Mitchell Studio is on one level and with disabled bathrooms. For other concerns about access, email info@stmartinsyouth.com.au or phone 98672477

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A BRAND NEW PLAY FROM BLOOMSDAY IN MELBOURNE

SAMUEL BECKETT AND THE RAINBOW GIRL: 

GENIUS, LOVE, MADNESS, VIOLENCE

IN 1920S PARIS

WRITTEN BY STEVE CAREY

DIRECTED BY CARL WHITESIDE

13-23 JUNE 2023

@ IRENE MITCHELL STUDIO, 44 ST MARTINS LANE, SOUTH YARRA 3141

The centrepiece of our Bloomsday in Melbourne Festival in 2024, Samuel Beckett and the Rainbow Girl tells the tragic yet darkly comic tale of Beckett's time with James Joyce in late 1920s Paris and his disastrous relationship with Joyce's doomed daughter, Lucia.

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THE ANNUAL

BLOOMSDAY IN MELBOURNE

SEMINAR AND LUNCH

10.15AM-2.15PM

SUNDAY 16TH JUNE 2024

ARCADIA HOTEL

2 TOORAK RD, SOUTH YARRA

On the morning of Bloomsday itself, Sunday 16th June, join us a seminar (10.30am-12.00pm) presented by the playwright of Samuel Beckett and the Rainbow Girl Steve Carey, and special guest film artist Erin McCuskey. 

Afterwards, join us for lunch (12.25pm-2.15pm) at the covered, heated rooftop room of The Arcadia Hotel.

Then it's a 700m leisurely stroll or a tram ride to the theatre for our matinee (2.45pm) or evening (7.30pm) performance of Samuel Beckett and the Rainbow Girl.

Please note that there isn't a lift at The Arcadia, and we're in the Rooftop Bar, up several flights of stairs.

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Bloomsday in Melbourne is a community of Joyce or would-be Joyce readers and theatregoers.  It's free to join and we hope you will. Just fill in form below to be among the first to hear of our annual festival and you might want to join our Zoom Finnegans Wake Circle every third Saturday of the month.

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