Dubliners in Dublin

Today I think I possibly had the best theatre of my life. I was brought up going to community plays and I also love Friel, Shakespeare and Marie Jones.

I love Oscar Wilde with an unending passion.  I absolutely loved Laundry by ANU last year and I love new playwrights to.

But to see Dubliners in Dublin in The Gaiety was just amazing.  I studied the book for my A levels in Co Antrim 25 years ago and as I waited for the curtain to rise today I wished I had crammed for this performance.

I needn’t have worried.

The place names, street names and pub names came alive for me as never before.  I discovered humour and such depth in Joyce that as a teenager I never knew existed.

The is a timelessness to the short stories that gives them a resonance today.

It was absolutely amazing.  The actors brought the characters alive without deviating from the rich linguistic heritage that is James Joyce.

I honestly think that is the
best show I have ever seen or indeed will ever see, and to see it in my adopted city with fresh eyes was an experience I will treasure forever.


About joanniemitchell

An enforced lady of leisure. A Lady who cant afford to lunch! I was in Corporate Sales for Global Entertainment Company until 17th January when I had the phone call - 'Meet me in the office with HR'. Now am pursuing my Masters in Professional Writing and looking on the upside after Redundancy.
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