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Holy Cow!

13 June, 2018 - 17 June, 2018

BLOOMSDAY IN MELBOURNE: Holy Cow! James Joyce Slaughters the Sacred Cows of English Literature

Bloomsday in Melbourne

Holy Cow! James Joyce Slaughters the Sacred Cows of English Literature

13 – 17 June 2018

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In 90 minutes Joyce rips through a thousand years of English literature like a lord of language


13 – 17 June 2018

preview: Wednesday 13 June
opening night: Thursday 14 June
bloomsday: Saturday 16 June
duration: 90 minutes
Wednesday to Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 4pm & 8pm
Sunday 3pm
ticket price: $30 – $45
03 9662 9966

Bloomsday in Melbourne presents a new play based on James Joyce’s famous long-banned novel, Ulysses. HOLY COW! James Joyce Slaughters the Sacred Cows of English Literature, by turns hilarious and blasphemous is billed as a great way to engage with this seemingly daunting, yet wildly entertaining, book. In this brand new, uproariously funny stage adaptation, this scurrilous and at times outrageous book springs vividly to life.

The group’s 25th production is directed by Jen Dean, who trained at the world-famous Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London and is Director of the Melbourne Shakespeare Company.

An original adaptation for theatre by Bloomsday in Melbourne, prepared by Bloomsday in Melbourne’s script team: Graeme Anderson, Bruce Beswick, Steve Carey, Sian Cartwright, Frances Devlin-Glass, Di Silber.

Cast: Matthew Connell, Liza Dennis, Mitch Edwards, May Jasper, Timothy Ian McMullin, Eugene O’Rourke, Johnathan Peck, Hunter Perske, Paul RobertsonBridget Sweeney

Director: Jennifer Sarah Dean

Artistic Director, Bloomsday in Melbourne:Frances Devlin-Glass
Producer: Steve Carey
Production Stage Manager: Jack Gittings
Costume Designer: Rhiannon Irving
Set Designer: Alia Syed
Lighting Design: Alex Blackwell
Lighting Operation: Barney Miller
Photography & Graphics: Bernard Peasley

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $30,
Concession: $35,
Bloomsday Full: $45 (performances on Saturday 16 June)
Bloomsday Concession: $35 (performances on Saturday 16 June)
Group 6+: $35


Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members




13 June, 2018
17 June, 2018
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45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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