Category - Theatre
Date - Friday, March 31, 2017 8:00 pm

DATE: Friday, March 31st, 2017

TIME: 8.00PM

TICKETS: €14/12

Strolling Through Ulysses

Written and performed by Robert Gogan

Have you ever read James Joyce’s Ulysses, or even tried to read it? Have you any idea what it’s about, or why it’s considered to be one of the greatest novels ever written? Well now is your chance to find out, and have a great evening’s entertainment and laughter at the same time, because James Joyce and Ulysses is coming to Westport! Robert Gogan, the writer, actor and Joycean enthusiast is bringing his acclaimed one-man show Strolling Through Ulysses! to the Town Hall Theatre for one night only, on Friday March  31st 2017. Strolling Through Ulysses! tells the fun-filled story of Bloomsday – June 16 th 1904 – the iconic day around which Ulysses is based. Written and performed by Robert Gogan, Strolling Through Ulysses! guides you through the curious events and quirky characters of Ulysses, in a humorous, entertaining and informative manner, with extracts from the novel which best illustrate the various aspects of Joyce’s writing – the comical, the descriptive and the complex – without compromising the integrity of the great book.

Joyce, speaking about Ulysses once famously declared, ‘there is not one serious line in it.’ Strolling Through Ulysses! certainly proves that! Bawdy, irreverent and great fun! So hold on to your hats and take a deep breath as Robert Gogan takes you on a 75 minute romp through the fun and laughter which is the backbone of James Joyce’s extraordinary and celebrated novel, Ulysses, which includes –

  • A toilet visitation
  • A bar room brawl
  • An act of seduction
  • Naughty shenanigans on a beach
  • Lewd thoughts
  • Adultery
  • A drunken orgy

All in a single day!


Gogan is an engaging and well-rehearsed raconteur. His edited selection of excerpts cut right to the heart of Ulysses ….. succeeds in making Joyce accessible even to those who have only the sketchiest context for the work – The Sunday Business Post

Robert’s one man show is funny, witty and most entertaining. Everyone loved it and enthused over his fast moving delivery, making Ulysses special for all, condensing it into approximately 75 minutes of unabated fun, covering the 18 chapters in an exquisite way capturing the wonder of James Joyce. We would without reservation highly recommend it – PJ Murphy, Swenys

Watching Robert Gogan’s ‘Strolling Through Ulysses’ was a delight. Our audience had a thoroughly wonderful time and his enthusiasm and knowledge for James Joyce’s novel shone through. This one man show is both inspirational and entertaining – I’d recommend it to everyone! – Bob Johnston, The Gutter Bookshop, Temple Bar

Robert Gogan’s show ‘Strolling through Ulysses’ was a wonderful journey through Joyce’s epic novel. Entertaining & informative, Robert outlined the structure of the book, re-enacted some key moments & outlined the main characters & their relationships with each other. The audience was appreciative & enthused. A most enjoyable & worthwhile experience. The veil has been lifted! – Patty Ryan, The Midland Bookshop, Tullamore

A fascinating introduction to Ulysses, revealing the humour of Joyce! – Maeve O’Connell, Farrell & Nephew Bookshop, Newbridge.

The feedback from the audience has been amazing and has created a bit of a buzz about the place. – Paschal Bugler, Buglers Ballyboden House Theatre & Pub, Rathfarnham.

A witty, versatile show, ideal for those of us who aspire to understanding “Ulysses”. It is incredibly and cleverly adapted and scripted by Robert Gogan to showcase Joyce’s masterpiece. – Máire O’Halloran, The Clifden Bookshop, Galway

Having seen Strolling through Ulysses I knew it would chime well with Out to Lunch audiences but little did I know it would become one of the most enjoyed and talked about shows of the festival. Robert Gogan gave a hugely energetic and insightful presentation on the humour of Ulysses which sent the large audience out with a smile and with a new understanding of Joyce’s masterpiece. – Sean Kelly, Director, Out to Lunch Arts Festival Belfast 2016