FALLING THROUGH THE UNIVERSE a staging of JAMES JOYCE’s “THE DEAD”
framed in a personal memoir
Written and performed by Declan Gorman
On a Winter’s night in 1982, a young Irish emigrant borrows an English language book from a library in Munich. He reads it over one evening. The course of his life is changed… Forty years later, he walks onto a stage to recreate the magic of that night and perform one of the greatest short stories ever written in the English language.
Renowned writer, performer and interpreter of Joyce, Declan Gorman (“The Dubliners Dilemma”; “Performing Dubliners”) mixes memoir and the magic of live theatre to bring to life James Joyce’s much-loved classic, “The Dead” in this warm and moving performance. As the world celebrates the centenary of his great masterpiece, “Ulysses” we are proud to present this early, accessible and universal story by the emerging genius that was James Joyce!
Praise for previous shows:
“A compelling performer” Irish Theatre Magazine
“Effortlessly entertaining” Examiner.com
“Truly mesmerising… and by no means exclusively for die-hard Joyce fans, a brilliant introduction for newcomers!” Metro Herald
Falling Through the Universe is supported by Fingal County Council