Theatre - 'till 30th September
HALF DAY’S ADVENTURE
In 1914 the epiphany that awakened the world to the battered yet tumultuous city of Dublin, her streets, and her people, was a modest book that would become a defining Irish classic, James Joyce’s short story collection Dubliners.
Wonderland’s Dubliners is a self-guided walking tour on headphones, which invites you on an historic walk of the streets and historic buildings in which Joyce set his short stories, whilst you listen to 7 of his classic stories in situ, as they are told and performed for you on headphones, by a large ensemble cast led by the celebrated Joycean actor Barry Mc Govern. The audio-guide also includes 14 extra feature tracks on Joycean Dublin and the history of the locations to which you tour.
Dubliners – A Half Day’s Adventure, focuses on the seven tales which occur inside the city centre.
‘Brilliantly delivered... an atmospheric journey through Edwardian Dublin with flawless dramatisations of the stories...it’s spine tingling stuff...If there’s any justice, this invigorating tour will become just as essential as the book that inspired it.’ Daragh Reddin Metro
‘The tour is extremely impressive... beautiful recordings of fabulous stories... and a large cast of inspirationally voiced actors... for anyone who loves Joyce it’s a must’
Kate O’Connor, QualityWaffle.ie
‘A thrilling experience. At times it verges on the ghostly.’ Louise Finn The Dubliner
‘a wonderfully conceived idea, walking the streets of Joyce's Dublin has a transporting effect that stays with you long after the Mp3 and giant earphones have been returned.’
Lauren O’Toole entertainment.ie
‘An accomplished adaptation...a treat for any fan’ Eithne Shorthall,
The Sunday Times.
Listen to how James Joyce's Dubliners sounds. Sound Trailer for Dubliners - http://e1.ie/1a85
An audio book of all ten stories in Wonderland's Dubliners is available to purchase at the James Joyce Centre or online.
For more information visit, http://www.wonderlandtheatre.com/dubliners.shtml
Important things to note:
Tour starts daily at 10.30 from the James Joyce Centre, rain or shine. The full Half Day’s Adventure takes approximately 4-5 hours to complete (with pub breaks) mostly by foot, and somewhat less when using a bicycle or public transport. Shorter route and story suggestions from 2-4 hours are available with your map on the day. MP3 players must be returned by 16.30 on the day of rental, the time that James Joyce Centre closes.