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 special novel, “Ulysses” “Strolling Through Ulysses” tells the story of Bloomsday - June 16th 1904 - the iconic day around which “Ulysses” is based – the characters, the action and the dialogue. Gogan guides you through the main happenings of “Ulysses”, in a humorous, entertaining and informative style, with extracts from “Ulysses” which best illustrate the various aspects of Joyce’s writing - the comical, the descriptive and the complex. Joyce, speaking about “Ulysses” once famously declared, ‘there is not one serious line in it.’ “Strolling Through Ulysses” certainly proves that!

A 75 minute romp through Joyce’s famous novel, bringing the world of “Ulysses” to life as never before!

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Robert Gogan, in his acclaimed one-man show, guides you through the main happenings of “Ulysses”, in a humorous, entertaining and informative style, with extracts from “Ulysses” which best illustrate the various aspects of Joyce’s writing - the comical, the descriptive and the complex.

Bawdy, irreverent and great fun!

Join us for –

  • 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 love it and enthused over his fast moving delivery, making Ulysses special for all, condensing it into approximately 70 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

A hugely entertaining, enlightening and enjoyable stroll through Ulysses. You certainly have made the book and its characters more accessible to the average book club reader. Well done - a great performance. N.C., book club hostess, Dublin 14

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. In an entertaining & informative talk Robert outlined the structure of the book, re-enacted some key moments & outlined the main characters & their relationships with each other. The audience at Midland books was appreciative & enthused & eager to enter once more into the minute detail of Bloomsday no longer intimidated by the novel's complexity but excited by the challenge of reading one of literature's greatest works. 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.

Thank you for a wonderful evening last week with your performance of Strolling Through Ulysses. 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. Robert Gogan succeeds in masterfully bringing alive the characters of Mr Bloom, Stephen Dedalus et al. Molly Bloom’s soliloquy is a fitting finale to a captivating 70 minutes of theatrical action. Máire O’Halloran, The Clifden Bookshop, Galway


What the audience said.....

Super performance, most enjoyable. James Joyce Tower, Sandycove.

Made the book very understandable. Midland Bookshop, Tullamore. 

Simply Brilliant. Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Galway.

Ulysses brought to life. I felt I was strolling alongside Bloom. Stone House Bookshop, Kilkenny.

Enlightening, funny and entertaining. Bugler’s, Rathfarnham.

Loved to see the characters come to life. Bookworm Bookshop, Thurles.

I’m now looking forward to re-opening the book after many, many years. Valley House.

Very entertaining, especially for a Joyce novice. Bridge Street Books, Wicklow.

A wonderfully absorbing synopsis. Swenys.

Splendid way of telling the story of Ulysses. Rathgar Bookshop.

Wonderful evening and vivid portrayal of so many characters. Barker & Jones, Naas.

A great evening and surprise for me as the book was brought to life quite brilliantly. Village Bookshop, Greystones.

A tour de force! The Reading Room, Carrick-on-Shannon.

Really enjoyed it! Great night. Buglers, Rathfarnham.

Most entertaining and now I will have another go at the book.The Clifden Bookshop.


  • €15.00


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