Among the Cork theatre highlights of 1981 were two James Joyce themed plays. Joycemen, a play which was based on Ulysses, and Mr Joyce is leaving Paris, based on the period when James Joyce was fleeing Paris for Zurich due to the Nazi occupation of France. Two plays that dealt with topical issues in 1981 included The Biko inquest, staged in Cork's Granary Theatre, which dealt with the official transcripts of the investigation of the death in police custody of South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko. Another topical play was Many Young Men of Twenty, which dealt with emigration from Ireland to England. A comedy highlight of 1981 was the Mime and Comedy Show by British–Israeli actor and comedian Julian Chargrin. The Christmas pantomime in 1981 featured Alice in Wonderland.
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|21 January||Mr Joyce is Leaving Paris||Everyman Playhouse|
|4 February||Zigger Zagger||Everyman Playhouse|
|23 April||Johnny Belinda||Everyman Playhouse|
|4 May||Childish things||Everyman Playhouse|
|20 May||Private Lives||Everyman Playhouse|
|22 June||Mary Barnes||Granary Theatre|
|24 August||Summer Revels '81||Cork Opera House|
|31 August||A View from the Bridge||Everyman Playhouse|
|30 September||One for the Road||Everyman Playhouse|
|14 October||Saturday, Sunday, Monday||Everyman Playhouse|
|23 November||A Rogue of low degree||Everyman Playhouse|
|1 December||Joycemen||Everyman Playhouse|
|7 December||Everyman Playhouse|
|26 December||Alice in Wonderland||Everyman Playhouse|