15 Méitheamh – 25 Méitheamh 2022
Melbourne, Australia

Yes I will Yes! (stage-play)

Yes I will Yes! An extravagance of Molly Blooms to celebrate the centenary of Joyce’s famously banned novel Ulysses

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Yes I will Yes! Directed by Carl Whiteside @ The MC Showroom, 48 Clifton St., Prahran Wednesday 15 June – Saturday 25 June 2022

Bloomsday in Melbourne announces its brand-new theatrical production, yes I will Yes!, to celebrate the centenary of James Joyce’s classic novel Ulysses. Based on the famous stream of consciousness chapter of the seductive Molly Bloom, the play makes its world premiere at The MC Showroom in Prahran. It runs from 15-25 June 2022. Molly is all woman and has spent the afternoon romping with a rampant cad, Blazes Boylan. But there’s even more to Molly than meets the eye. She’s provocative, emphatically narcissistic in relation to her body, driven in pursuing her sexual goals, and contradictory. Now she must choose. Will she opt for the rich adulterer with a rose between his teeth, who is also a vicious slapper of women’s backsides? Or the comfortable, all-too-familiar husband of 16 years? Or perhaps some other future altogether?

First time Bloomsday director Carl Whiteside comments: ‘I’m excited to tackle this adaptation where Molly not only reflects on her choice between her husband and her lover, but also realises a future version of herself as the once-again diva of every man’s dreams. Our exceptional cast will bring you a musical extravaganza inspired by Joyce’s love of silent film, opera and the roaring ’20s’.

Bloomsday in Melbourne is proud of its 30 years of turning Ulysses into theatre and bringing to thousands of Melbourne and Australian theatre-goers an appreciation of the fun, the wit and benign wisdom of Joyce’s writing. This year’s show, a very free adaptation of the final episode of Ulysses with its focus on Molly Bloom, is a joy for aficionados and novices alike.

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