On Sunday, we had a real treat at the James Joyce Tower & Museum when Cáitriona Ní Threasaigh performed for us – for the fourth year running!
Is it any wonder that we keep inviting Cáitriona back to play Molly Bloom when she delivers such a fine performance of her interpretation of the character’s soliloquy that so wonderfully ends Joyce’s masterpiece, ‘Ulysses’?
Reclining on a bed in the round room, Cáitriona magically transported us to number seven Eccles Street as Molly Bloom reviewed her day and, indeed, her life in words crafted so beautifully by James Joyce.
Leopold Bloom was represented by a bowler hat on the bed beside her while Molly, through Cáitriona, became a living creature captivating us with recollections of her afternoon with Blazes Boylan (her agent), reminiscing about past lovers and exploring the development of her relationship with her husband, Leopold.
Cáitriona gave two performances, each greatly appreciated by the visitors and volunteers who filled the round room to experience this fabulous piece of theatre.
Thanks Cáitriona – hope you’re available for a fifth visit next year!