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Reviews for Joyced! in Edinburgh - Wahoo!!

Our first four star Edinburgh review :) Thanks ‘Informed Edinburgh’!

‘Katie O’Kelly appears wearing black angel wings, and for the duration of the piece, scarcely drawing breath – she impersonates EVERY MEMBER of the James Joyce family, and a startling number of the characters from the modernist masterpiece that is “Ulysses”.

With no props other than a chair and her wings, and no costume changes at all, she becomes gossipy old women, Joyce’s drunken father, and Nora Joyce herself, all with the merest change of facial expression and a bewildering array of voices.’

The dialogue gives ‘an insight into Joyce’s linguistic pyrotechnics, and for those of us who have never got past page 130 in the book, a real sense of familiarity with the test of willpower and concentration that is Joyce’s most famous work.’

And a lovely review from whatsonstage!

‘Donal O’Kelly’s solo play, vigorously performed by his daughter Katie O’Kelly, is a regular little 45-minute tour de force’

‘O’Kelly’s text is a Joycean fruitcake of descriptive allusion and word play, operating as both a homage and a commentary and illustrating Joyce’s novel achievement in getting drunk on words; as Kenneth Tynan said much later of Brendan Behan, his language is out on a spree.’

‘Sorcha Fox’s production is great fun…Katie O’Kelly swirls the coloured cloak of her narrative in a stream of semi-consciousness, flying over the city on great black wings, a ravenous crow of a companion in a world where, for this one special day, everyone we meet has been well and truly Joyced. Even Joyce himself.’

Katie, JoJo and Joyce on George's Square!

Katie, JoJo and Joyce on George's Square!


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