Bloomsday 2014

The Here Comes Everybody Players were sponsored by Fáilte Ireland and the James Joyce Centre to travel to Dublin to participate in Bloomsday Festival on 14, 15 and 16 June, 2014.  Other sponsors include:

Design Partners, Bray, Co. Wicklow and San Francisco  

Keegan Contracting, Brighton, MA, USA.   

Dubliners Street Theatre

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Dubliners on 15th June, 1914, the Here Comes Everybody Players devised the Dubliners Street Theatre, 15 vignettes from each of the 15 Dubliners short stories, performed on fifteen separate doorsteps, with active audience participation on North Great George's Street, Dublin on 15th June 2014.

Directed by Josh Way;  Dubliners script adapted by Jean Sheikh

with Ann Carpenter, Donal O'Sullivan, Stephen Reinstein and Cathal Stephens (actors) 

Music by Sean Connor and Tony Keegan

Dubliners Posters by Carleen Bruton, Design Partners 

Scenes from Finnegans Wake

Allowing the audience to sample the humour, vitality, wordplay and unique language of Joyce’s last and most extraordinary book, these brief dramatized excerpts from the early pages of the book were arranged and presented by The Here Comes Everybody Players.  They included live music and audience participation.  The performance was devised to complement the exhibition, Illuminating the Wake and a short presentation by the artist, Clinton Cahillon how he delves into the mysteries of the Wake.  

Location: Darc Space Gallery , North Great George’s Street

Date/Time: Saturday, 14 June; performance followed artist's talk at 1 PM .

Free.  Contact Darc Space by phone or email on +35318788535 or email


Bloomsday, Monday, 16 June, 2014

At the James Joyce Centre,  2 - 4 PM

Short excerpts from Ulysses, performed frequently over a two-hour period, including:

The opening of Calypso or Mr. Bloom’s Morning.  Bloom’s early morning thoughts and his interaction with his cat as he prepares breakfast for Molly.

Parodies from Cyclops including the Forrester’s Wedding and the Blessing of Barney Kiernan’s Pub.

Ithaca - a three-person adaptation of part of the unique question and answer chapter in Ulysses that precedes Molly Bloom’s solliquy.  After Bloom and Stephen have met late at night in unseemly circumstances, their friendship grows as Bloom escorts Stephen to Bloom’s home, no. 7 Eccles Street, to sober up.  

At Reading and Songs for Bloomsday, Meeting House Square, 3 - 6 PM

5:15 PM      Cathal Stephens of the HCE Players performed The Blessing of Barney Kiernan's Pub from the Cyclops episode of Ulysses


The Here Comes Everybody Players are grateful to the many people who provided assistance in making the Bloomsday Dublin visit possible.  Our thanks especially go to:

Fáilte Ireland

The James Joyce Centre

Design Partners, (Brian Stephens, Carleen Bruton, Jeff Simons and Annette Stephens)

Keegan Contracting

Joe Gels

The Irish International Immigrant Center, Boston

Wheelock College

Sinead and Michael Walsh

George and Fiona Eogan

Mark Simpson and Maeve Eogan

Brian and Annette Stephens

Colm Stephens and Bridgeen Kelly

Joseph O'Sullivan