Ulysses (radio adaptation)
A special dramatisation to mark 'Bloomsday'
In a landmark project a new dramatisation of Ulysses is broadcast across one day - morning, afternoon and evening. With live commentary from Mark Lawson, broadcasting from Dublin it celebrates the greatest Modernist novel of the twentieth century on the day on which it is set - 16th June.
The dramatisation, by Robin Brooks, follows the novel’s two iconic characters, Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus as they wander across Dublin in the course of one ordinary day, the 16th June 1904.
The cast is led by Henry Goodman as Leopold Bloom. With Andrew Scott as Stephen Dedalus, Niamh Cusack as Molly Bloom and Stephen Rea as the Narrator. The supporting cast includes Jim Norton, Lorcan Cranitch, Des McAleer, Frances Barber, Pip Donaghy and Denise Gough. Twenty-five actors have taken part, and the music includes new recordings of songs by Irish soprano Daire Halpin.
The drama is directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jonquil Panting and produced by Jeremy Mortimer and Claire Grove.
-- from BBC Radio