COVID UPDATE - We regret that we've had to postpone our season of Love's Bitter Mystery to September. If you have an existing booking for the original June season, we'll be in touch with rescheduling/refund options. If you need to talk to us about your booking, please click on the box below.

 
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BLOOMSDAY
FESTIVAL
2021

THURSDAY 16 - SUNDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

THREE EVENTS CELEBRATING JAMES JOYCE'S ULYSSES

  • Our new play, Love's Bitter Mystery: The Year that Made James Joyce

  • Our Bloomsday Joyce Seminar, Joyce and the Women

  • Our annual Joyce Dinner

BOOKING OPTIONS FOR OUR RESCHEDULED SEASON COMING SOON

 
 
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LOVE'S BITTER MYSTERY

THE YEAR THAT MADE JAMES JOYCE


Written by Steve Carey and directed by Jennifer Sarah Dean

Thursday 16th - Sunday 26th September 2021: Villa Alba, 44 Walmer St, Kew

Bloomsday in Melbourne proudly presents a new, immersive theatrical experience, set in Paris and Dublin in 1903-4. How does a young nobody become the most lionized author of the twentieth century?

Let us take you through the stately rooms of the spookily atmospheric Victorian mansion Villa Alba to witness love, death, sex and violence… and the two powerful women who made James, Joyce.

Join us up close for this intimate, chilling and exhilarating experience. (Maximum audience 18.) Read MORE ABOUT THE PLAY...and MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM

May not be suitable for young children.

BOOKING LINKS FOR OUR RESCHEDULED SEASON COMING SOON

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH 
BLOOMSDAY IN MELBOURNE
IN SEPTEMBER 2021

We have SOLD OUT of our 3-Event Package for Bloomsday (that's the play plus seminar plus dinner).

But if you're quick, we do still have tickets for the seminar plus dinner –and you can catch the play at any time between Thursday 16th and Sunday 26th September. Or you can just come along for the seminar and skip dinner; or vice versa.

Join us for the SEMINAR at 4pm, Joyce and the Women. Speakers are Love's Bitter Mystery playwright Steve Carey; and Bloomsday's Creative Director and Joycean scholar Frances Devlin-Glass.

More about the seminar.

And then segue on to the DINNER at 6pm, with Joyce-themed entertainment.

More information about the Dinner.

 

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