16 June 2022
Northampton, United Kingdom

Letters to Lucia

Letters to Lucia is an original drama featuring letters as they might have been written to James Joyce’s daughter Lucia by those who knew her well. These correspondents include her parents and the writer Samuel Beckett who visited her at St Andrews, the Northampton hospital where she spent the final years of her life.

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In the unique setting of the cemetery where Lucia is buried, her friends and family express thoughts and feelings they perhaps wished they could have articulated during Lucia’s lifetime, but for various reasons did not.

From an original idea by Richard Rose, the drama was developed in collaboration with playwright James Vollmar and the Triskellion Irish Theatre Company. Cast of James Joyce, Nora Barnacle, Samuel Beckett, Frank Budgen and Kathleen Neel.

This new play will be performed on Bloomsday, 16 June 2022, at her graveside, Kingsthorpe, Northampton. Bring a chair and light picnic.

Also buried here are Irish writer Donall Mac Amhlaigh and Violet Gibson, also known as 'The Irishwoman Who Shot Mussolini.'

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