Thursday 23 November 2017

Wexford takes a stroll through Joyce's world

By amy lewis

Anne Tyrrell, author Robert Gogan and Mark Casey, manager of Wexford Book Centre at the reading from 'Strolling Through Ulysses'.

Book fans took a comic jaunt through Joyce's famous novel when Robert Grogan took a flying visit to Wexford Book Centre with his one-man show.

As an avid Joyce-fanatic, Grogan was tired of hearing friends say that they were unable to understand Ulysses and so, the idea for Strolling Through Ulysses was born.

The play certainly went down a storm in Wexford, with over 40 guests turning up to enjoy the humorous show.

'It was absolutely excellent,' said. 'John really brings passion and drive to Ulysses.'

The 70-minute play offers a whistle-stop tour through Joyce's famous novel, highlighting the fun, action, and characters of the book. With his play and book, Grogan hoped to inspire people to give Ulysses another go by making it more humorous and comprehensible. Judging by the reaction to the play, Mark reckons that he might well have persuaded the people of Wexford.

'We completely sold out of the book on the night. I think people want to challenge themselves to try to read it again,' he said.

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