Light Theatre Company celebrates James Joyce in Newry

Light Theatre Company presents Dirty Book: The Trial of Ulysses

LIGHT Theatre Company will stage a series of events celebrating the writings of James Joyce this week as part of the Newry Arts Festival.

This will include talks by Dan Mulhall, former Irish Ambassador to the US, who has written a new book about Ulysses, Ulysses: A Reader's Odyssey.

Part of the Irish government's talks team during the Good Friday Agreement negotiations 25 years ago, Mulhall has had a life-long interest in the work of James Joyce.

He will be giving a talk on Saturday February 4 at 5.30pm in discussion with Dr Tony Lunny, which will be live streamed. Mulhall will also facilitate an interactive workshop at An Cuan, Rostrevor on Sunday February 5 at 11am, where he will draw on the novel to consider themes including censorship, religion, nationalism and prejudice.

On Friday February 3 at 7.30pm, Light Theatre Company presents Dirty Book: The Trial of Ulysses at Sticky Fingers Imaginarium.

Written by Seth Linder, it is based on the legal battle surrounding Joyce's most celebrated novel which gripped the world during the 1920s and freed authors to express their ideas without censorship.

Directed by Alistair Livingtone, the cast includes Sinéad Lunny, Donal O'Hanlon, Seán Treanor and Denis Tuohy.


Dan Mulhall. Picture by Marty Katz/


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