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The Tower

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Joe Joyce 

  • Setting

    Martello Tower, Sandycove, Co. Dublin

  • Synopsis

    James Joyce and Oliver St John Gogarty were close friends in the year leading up to Joyce's departure from Dublin into self-imposed exile in 1904. The friendship, always strained by competitiveness, disintegrated into long-term enmity after a celebrated falling out in the Martello Tower in Sandycove which involved a nightmarish black panther and a real gun and formed the backdrop to the opening chapter of Joyce's masterpiece Ulysses. The Tower brings them back to Sandycove again in the present day, to recreate their relationship with humour and insight - and more than a century of hindsight - as they look back on their friendship, their art, and their lives.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
James Joyce Tom Hickey
Oliver St. John Gogarty Bosco Hogan
Production Team  
Director Caroline FitzGerald
Set Designer Caroline FitzGerald
Set Designer Alice Butler
Set Steve Shaw
Lighting Colm Maher
Music by Rosaleen Linehan
Stage Manager Fiona Keller
Photography Alice Butler
Programme Frances O'Rourke

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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.