In this magnificent, highly accessible, part reading part dramatisation, which includes the famous Molly Bloom soliloquy, the power and truth of Joyce's vision is as potent as ever. Set in Dublin, Ireland, on June 16, 1904, a day distinguished by its utter normality. Two characters, Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom, go about their separate business, crossing paths with a gallery of unforgettable Dubliners. The result? Almost every variety of human experience is crammed into the accordion-folds of a single day, which makes ULYSSES not just an experimental work but the very last word in realism.
Trained in Dublin, Stephen Rea has played the leading roles in several films, including "Angel, Loose Connections," and "The Crying Game." He also appeared in "Interview with the Vampire" and "Michael Collins." Among his television credits are "Shadow of a Gunman," and "Early Struggles," while he has made many appearances for the National, Royal Court, and Hampstead Theatres.