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Dates

Thu 16 Jun, 11.30am & 8pm (Bloomsday)
Fri 17 Jun, 12pm

Pavilion Theatre in association with Once Off Productions presents

The United States v. Ulysses by Colin Murphy

as part of Pavilion21


The United States v. Ulysses is the true story of one of the great literary trials of the 20th Century.

First published one hundred years ago, James Joyce’s Ulysses was set to revolutionise literature - and finally make Joyce financially secure - until it was banned in America.

The frank sexuality of Joyce’s characters was too much for the easily offended, and Joyce’s novel was quickly cancelled. It would take an enterprising New York publisher, a brilliant but controversial lawyer, and an eccentric judge to rescue Ulysses from obscurity.

Colin Murphy’s (Haughey/Gregory, A Day in May, Bailed Out!) new play tells the story of the legal odyssey that liberated Ulysses - and, with it, all of literature.

This is a rehearsed reading of a work in progress, adapted from Murphy’s radio play for RTÉ.

Funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media