18 Aug-26 Oct 2006. James Joyces only play, Exiles, written during his self-imposed exile from Ireland in 1914, has been staged by the National in the Cottesloe Theatre. Directed by Royal Court associate director James Macdonald, the play explores the complexities of marriage and infidelity, as Richard and Bertha Rowan return to Dublin after nine years abroad and are forced to confront two other people who love them. Exiles stars Adrian Dunbar, Thomas Grant, Peter McDonald, Aine Ni Mhuri with Dervla Kirwan in the role of Bertha. Based in part on Joyces life-long relationship with Nora Barnacle, the play has not been performed in London for over 30 years. Running time 2 hours 55 minutes including one interval. Admission 28, 18, 10. Under-18s 16.50, 10. Performances Mon-Sat at 19.30. Matinees 14.30 Sat & alternating Tues/Weds.
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Joyce at the National.
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