Bloomsday in Perth 2104 - June 16th
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Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00
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For 25 years the literary trinity of Colm O’Doherty, Sean Byrne and Tony Bray have presented to Perth audiences the heart and soul of James Joyce’s literary masterpiece ULYSSES. Set in Edwardian Dublin the novel charts the odyssey of Leopold Bloom throughout the day of June 16, 1904 shadowing the story and characters of Homer’s poem The Odyssey. Though published in 1922 the novel attracted controversy from when it was serialised in 1918 in the American Journal, The Little Review. It was banned in the US and UK until the 1930’s when US courts ruled it was not obscene.

As a radical innovator of modernist fiction, Joyce (1882-1941) broke with his family, country, Christianity, conventional literary forms and finally with language itself.


In Part One of this year’s presentation Colm O’Doherty explores the underworld of Homer’s Odyssey themed by Joyce in the surreal night-town chapters of Ulysses. In addition to performed readings, dramatisations and commentary the audience will be invited to join the fun with selected readings. In Part Two Sean Byrne will put Joyce on trial for his politically incorrect ways of seeing the world.

This year’s guests include The Hon Wayne Martin, AC, Chief Justice of WA, broadcasting celebrities Peter Holland, Frank Murphy, Gillian O’Shaughnessy, Diana Warnock, award-winning comedienne Damien O’Doherty and actress Davilia O’Connor (great granddaughter of CY O’Connor)

Parlour music of the Edwardian era will be performed under the direction of pianist Louise Hodge featuring Katherine Freind, Soprano and Justin Freind, Tenor

Never read ULYSSES? – never mind! This event will entertain the curious to the studious.
Venue Irish Club Theatre, 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco
Time Monday, 16th June, from 8pm to 10.30pm
Admission Pre-Bookings only to Cecilia – 9367 6026. Tickets $20. Table seating.
Included Informative Programme and light supper with Tea and Coffee. Full bar facilities
Novelty Prize for best Edwardian Costume.
Flyer attached. Not suitable for children.

Australian-Irish Heritage Association
Non Political-Non Sectarian-Emphatically Australian
PO Box 1583 Subiaco 6904. Tel: 08 9345 3530. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Web Page:
Membership Due in 1st January.
Family membership $65, Concession $55,Distant (200 kms from Perth) $45
Membership fee includes tax deductible donation of $20

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:41 )