Epiphany - Based on James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’
A young Irish migrant tumbles upon James Joyce's 'The Dead' in a German library and borrows a copy to read over his first Christmas away from home. Declan Gorman's new solo show combines autobiography with a magical telling of Joyce's great story evoking a snow-coated festive evening in Edwardian Dublin. Reading 'The Dead' awakens unexpected emotions and literary longings in the mind of the would-be writer. Gorman's performance skilfully blends Joyce's masterpiece of a man falling apart with an honest and often hilarious look-back at a life spent chasing the wrong dreams. Long-awaited follow up to Gorman's internationally acclaimed 'The Dubliners Dilemma', this is the perfect pre-Christmas entertainment for theatre lovers.
Directed by Gerard Lee. Written and performed by Declan Gorman. Age 13+.
Developed with the support of bursaries from The Arts Council and Fingal County Council.
"Declan Gorman is a compelling performer." Irish Theatre Magazine
"Mesmerising – and not only for Joyce fans." Metro Herald