Bloomsday Festival, June 2022

Celebrating 100 Years of Ulysses on … film, stage, and at the table!

Saturday 4 June  | Love’s Bitter Mystery

The live world premiere of Bloomsday in Melbourne’s first feature film, directed by Carly Wilding, showing at Rivoli Cinema, Hawthorn East. Bloomsday in Melbourne proudly presents the live premiere of a feature-length film, set in Paris and Dublin in 1903-4. How does a young nobody become the most lionised author of the twentieth century?​ Filmed in the stately setting of the spookily atmospheric Victorian mansion Villa Alba, our brand new play features love, death, sex and violence … and the two powerful women who made James Joyce.

Wednesday 15-Saturday 25 June | Yes I Will Yes!

A brand new play: Molly Bloom, diva and siren, promenades in Melbourne, at the MC Showroom, Prahran. Directed by Carl Whiteside with Musical Direction by Emma Austin

Molly Bloom – earthy, vulgar, feisty – is reinvented for the centenary of James Joyce’s infamous banned classic. Forced to choose between a rich adulterer with a vicious glint in his eye and an all-too-familiar husband in Leopold Bloom, Molly reveals herself as never before, the celebrated toast of Gibraltar, Dublin and the world. Bloomsday presents the world premiere of a riotously funny and shockingly frank adaptation of the (in)famous final chapter of Ulysses

Thursday 16 June, Bloomsday | Dinner & Seminar

Seminar at 4pm, at The MC Showroom, with Prof. Peter Kuch and Assoc. Prof. Frances Devlin-Glass

Dinner with Joycean entertainment at 6pm, at Ines Wine Bar, 150 Chapel St, Windsor (easy walking distance from the theatre)