Having recently enjoyed a very successful run in Bewley's Cafe Theatre as part of the One City One Book Festival 2012, we are delighted that Joyced! has been invited to perform the show at the Assembly Rooms for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We are looking forward to presenting the show there and to representing Ireland (and Joyce!) on the Edinburgh stage.
JOYCED! is an award-winning one-woman show, in which the audience is breathlessly catapulted into a chaotic whirlwind tour through the Joycean Dublin of 1904, as a host of characters, seen through the eyes of Jojo, a stallholder in Rathmines market, whirl us round the bumps and battles, loves and laughs, guns and hats of James Joyce’s tumultuous life, the echoes of which resound clearly into the fabric of Ulysses.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
JOYCED!is lost in the Ulyssesean lack of funds labyrinth, and desperately needs your help and financial support to flee-fly to the Edinburgh Fringe! It is a costly business,the venue, brochure and technical expenses are very high even before flights and accommodation are added into the equation. Completely unfunded so far, we want to seize this opportunity to present the show at the wonderful Assembly Rooms.AND WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU. Any contribution you can give towards this, big or small, would be greatly appreciated and we will take our boater hats off to you!
MORE ABOUT THE SHOW:
Written by renowned Irish writer Donal O'Kelly, directed by Sorcha Fox, performed by Katie O’Kelly the show takes us on a tour de force of Joycean Dublin, catapulting the audience through the year 1904 which Joyce would later make famous in Ulysses. Joyced! looks back at 1904 through the eyes of JoJo, a stallholder in Dublin's Rathmines Market, with a dangerous obsession for all things Joycean. JoJo careers like a person possessed through the full gamut of 1904 James Joyce:-
• his battles with his mad dad
• his bronze medal win for singing in the Feis
• a crazed night of gunfire in the Sandycove Tower
• his rescue from Monto mayhem by the man who became Bloom
• and his passion for Nora Barnacle and their fabled walk on 16th June.
REVIEWS FOR JOYCED!
‘[Joyce’s Dublin] comes alive under Donal O’Kelly’s tumbling prose and Katie O’Kelly’s fervent performance’ – Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent
‘Razor sharp, funny, warm and insightful and that’s just the writing. Katie O’Kelly performs wonders with the material, this is a must-see show.’
- Theatre Director Peter Sheridan
‘O’Kelly’s feat is to map Joyce’s biographical movements along the path of his fiction. Many people have been Joyced, it claims, but Joyce, it seems, has been well and truly Bloomed.’
-Peter Crawley, The Irish Times
Please help us to realise our ambition to stage this wonderful piece of work in Edinburgh. We have put together some great rewards, and hope that you will encouraged by them to support the production. We will be hugely grateful for any help you can give.