Bloomsday Lucy Shouts The Bar Guardian 15 June 2015
Itâs that time of year again when fans around the world are celebrating James Joyceâs Ullysses. Lucy took part last year in Auckland and from what was written in the Guardian, everyone had a great time! You can also check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Event page for more pics and news
Auckland, New Zealand
Usually, says Dean Parker, he helps stage a musical show in Aucklandâs red light district: a three-hour musical cabaret of dramatised episodes from Ulysses. Last year was a âstunning, jam-packed successâ, with Lucy Lawless, aka Xena Warrior Princess, reading Molly Bloomâs soliloquy. âBy the time of the soliloquy the audience was pretty liquored up as Lawless (whoâs from a prominent Auckland Irish family) had whacked a thousand bucks down on the bar for Guinness and shorts. One of the cast reported heâd been outside having a smoke when a punter burst out into the street hollering, âTheyâre giving away the beer in there!ââ he says.
This year, theyâre sticking to songs and readings in the Thirsty Dog pub, due to âexhaustion and over-commitments elsewhereâ. Itâs ânext to Suzie Wongâs Massage Parlourâ, he adds