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Ulysses for Children? 


Yes, Ulysses for Children. 

James Joyce’s epic story of one day in one city is brought to life in this inventive new show, bringing Ireland’s most notorious book to audiences aged 8 and upwards, and to all those who haven’t got around to reading it yet. Presented as part of Ulysses 2.2, and combining live performance, intricate paper design, an original score and Joyce’s odyssey, this is theatre that will excite young and old. 

On 16 June 2022, children throughout Ireland are invited to take part in My Bloomsday to celebrate and tell us about their Bloomsday, 100 years on from the book’s original publication date.

Along with this film version, we are delighted to announce a live show version will premiere as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival 2022. Branar will perform 8 intimate performances of You’ll See… from Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 June 2022.

Ulysses 2.2 is a year-long, nationwide programme of thrilling new artistic experiments, created by a rich and diverse gathering of established and emerging Irish artists, presented in a range of live performances, digital commissions and installations. Ulysses 2.2 is curated, presented and produced by Anu, Landmark Productions and MoLI

Designed for children aged 8+ and their adults

Duration: approx. 35 minutes

Creative Team
Helen Gregg
Marc Mac Lochlainn
Jonanne Beirne
Michael Chang
Book Design and Creation
Maeve Clancy
Sound Design
Adrian Ferry
Costume Design
Elaine Mears
James Ryan and StationHouse Media
Set Build
Ciaran Kelly
Paper Creation
Sorcha Ní Chróinín
Debbie Wright
Line Producer
Niamh Ní Fhlatharta
Social Media Marketing
Noel Minogue
Production Assistant
Nóra Burke
Design Assistant
Oisín Parslow
Ulyssess 2.2 Project Manager
Gráinne Pollak

How to take part on Thursday, 16 June

1. Watch the film with your students! - WATCH HERE

2. Teacher fills in teacher sheet (15 mins)
This sheet must accompany your class sheets when you send them to us.

3. Students fill in worksheets (45 mins approx)
The worksheets are composed of 6 questions, which prompt students to think about their day in an imaginative way, from morning to night. Students can write answers, or draw pictures, or a combination of both. This can be split up throughout the day, depending on your work plan.

4. Teachers gather teacher and student sheets and send them to MoLI.
Here’s how to return them:

Preferred delivery method is posting but if you have the facilities, you can scan your sheets and upload them here.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 8 July 2022.

Funded by an Open Call award from The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon 

Presented in partnership with Dublin City Council, St Patrick’s Festival, Arts & Disability Ireland, Irish National Opera, Branar, CoisCéim, United Fall, Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Port Company and Poetry Ireland. 

Media partner: The Irish Times