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Joyced! in Edinburgh is STAGE Magazine’s MUST SEE!!!

http://ed.thestage.co.uk/reviews/1584

Joyced!

Assembly George Square

Donal O’Kelly has written a salute to James Joyce that is not a simple imitation of Ulysses but an exuberant celebration of language fully in the Joycean mode, and Katie O’Kelly delivers it with high energy and absolute clarity that leave you on a contact high.

On the convincing premise that much of what happened to Jimmy Joyce in the opening months of 1904 found its way into his conscious and unconscious preparation for writing Ulysses, playwright and actress walk us through his days in much the same way Joyce would follow Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom.

His strained relations with his father, his winning a bronze medal in a singing contest, his encounters with Alfred Hunter and other real-life people who would be transmuted into Ulysses characters, and his meeting and falling in love with his Molly Bloom, his future wife Nora, are all recounted in a rush of narrative that revels as much in the sheer joy of speaking the delicious words as in telling the story.

You don’t have to know Ulysses to follow this, though spotting the occasional signpost or verbal echo is part of the fun. You just have to love language as much as Joyce and the O’Kellys clearly do.

Published online
August 09, 2012
Review by
Gerald Berkowitz
Produced by
Lane of Stones
Written by
Donal O’Kelly
Director
Sorcha Fox
Running until
August 27, 2012
Running time
1 hour 15 minutes
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