Theatre in Cork: 1981

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.

Select links below for further information.


Date Play Venue 
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

Julian Chagrin Mime and Comedy Show

 Everyman Playhouse
26 December Alice in Wonderland  Everyman Playhouse


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