PotatoRoom productions

created by Gavin Glover formerly from FaultyOptic Theatre of Animation




Ulysses, The Abbey Theatre 2017 and 2018

Puppets and humanettes designed, constructed and directed.
The production played throughout October 2017 and is set to run again 11 June - 21 July 2108

Book here at The Abbey Theatre





Bloom’s odyssey is a pandemonium of live music, clowning, puppets, dancing, and bowler hats! It’s Ulysses as you’ve never imagined it before, a superb theatrical homage to Joyce’s chronicle of Dublin life.

‘My ideal audience is people who always wanted to read the book but felt daunted. They may be surprised to find that it remains a book about themselves and people they know. They will not leave knowing everything about Joyce, no more than I’ll ever comprehend the fullness of his vision. But I hope they are sufficiently engaged by the human drama; by Bloom’s subtle triumphs; Molly’s all too human contradictions and Stephen’s isolation on the eve of departure, to again start to read this superb chronicle of our capital city: one of the greatest and truest novels of all time.’
– Dermot Bolger


'A production that throws it's arms wide open and bids everyone welcome'

The Arts Review





The Cast 2017

Bryan Burroughs
Caitriona Ennis
David Pearse
Donal Gallery
Garrett Lombard
Faoillean Cunningham
Janet Moran
Jon Beales
Raymond Keane

The Creative Team 2017

Written by - James Joyce
Adapted by - Dermot Bolger
Directed & Designed by - Graham McLaren
Musical Director - Jon Beales
Puppetry Designer, Maker and Coach - Gavin Glover
Movement Director - Eddie Kay
Lighting Designer - Kevin McFadden
Sound Designer - Ben Delaney
Costume Designer - Niamh Lunny
Wigs & Make Up - Val Sherlock
Associate Designer - Ciara Murnane
Voice Director - Andrea Ainsworth
Casting Director - Kelly Phelan
Production Manager - Marie Tierney
Stage Manager - Diarmuid O'Quigley
Deputy Stage Manager - Anne Kyle
Assistant Stage Manager - Audrey Rooney