James Joyce’s Nighttown: a Bloomsday Poetry Brothel
Welcome to the Poetry Brothel, an immersive literary cabaret nightclub experience where musicians, dancers and mystics mingle and perform, while poetry is the headline act. Private readings will be available for a fee. This unique Bloomsday edition takes us up-close and personal with the poetics of rebellion, lust and drunkenness, by drawing us into the world of the great modernist writer and pervert, James Joyce himself!
The penultimate chapter of Joyce’s modern epic Ulysses is aptly set in Dublin’s notorious red light district on Montgomery Street, in Bella’s Bordello to be precise. In this surreal and disorienting environment, reality becomes tentative, intoxicated and increasingly unreliable. Bella becomes Bello, Stephen creates an apocalyptic prophecy on the piano, and Leopold Bloom is confronted by his parents and then dies; a rather unfortunate predicament for a main character who still has to go home to his wife in the next chapter.
Taking the Bloomsday celebration to TenClub’s Society for the Curious, in close proximity to the historic Red Light District, it seems only appropriate to honour this most raunchy section of Joyce’s mighty work. So join us for an unforgettable night as we romp through turn-of-the-century Dublin and all the way to ancient Greece through poetry, performance and song!
Poetry Pimp Pack – to get you off to a good start of your visit to turn-of-the-century Dublin, order your kit! With two coins for private poetry readings, a cocktail voucher and an edition of James Joyce’s inspiring work, you will be ready for the night.
Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
Tickets: €35 (€17.50 for the Curious) Tickets including a Poetry Pimp Pack € 70,00 (Curious 17,50 discount on the Poetry Pimp Pack)