Revolted: Joyced! & Hairy Jaysus
Thursday 11th June / 8pm / €15/€12
REVOLTED is a brace of solo plays by Donal O’Kelly to mark Bloomsday 2015.
Joyced! traces James Joyce’s odyssey through Dublin up to his departure into exile. The performance earned Katie O’Kelly a “Best Solo Performance” nomination in Edinburgh.
Hairy Jaysus tells the story of Joyce’s friend Frank Sheehy-Skeffington, the forgotten executed man of 1916. Sheehy-Skeffington was a pacifist and campaigner for votes for women. He was jailed under hard labour in June 1915, exactly a century ago, for making forty speeches against recruitment to the British Army.
Both shows together prompt the question - who was the more revolutionary in outlook - Sheehy-Skeffington or Joyce?
For more about “Hairy Jaysus” check out http://www.rte.ie/drama/radio/plays/history/2013/1128/647577-genres-history-hairyjaysus/
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