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Frank Grimes homage to James Joyce - Tara Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FRANK Grimes, one of Ireland’s leading actors, performs his riveting portrait of one of the world’s greatest literary figures, James Joyce, at Tara Theatre.

Entitled “…the he and she of it.” A Portrait of James Joyce, it runs from Friday, May 3 to Saturday, May 4, 2013.

With extracts from Finnegans Wake, The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Dubliners and Ulysses, this performance is a superb tribute to the man and his work.

Frank Grimes was born in Dublin and trained at the Abbey Theatre. He scored an early success on Broadway as Brendan Behan in the Tony Award-winning Borstal Boy. Grimes himself received a Tony Nomination for Best Actor and was voted, “Most Promising Actor” by the New York critics in Variety.

Grimes has also worked extensively in the London theatre, including the Royal Court, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. Most recently, he appeared as Mr Tyler in Sir Trevor Nunn’s production of Beckett’s All That Fall at the Arts Theatre, playing alongside Sir Michael Gambon and Dame Eileen Atkins.

His many film and television credits include A Bridge Too Far, Britannia Hospital, The Whales of August, The Outsider, My Son, My Son, Strumpet City, Blind Justice, When The Sky Falls, Kavanagh QC and Coronation Street (as Barry). During his career, he has won many awards for his TV and stage work.

Tickets: £13.50, £9.50 concessions – available from the box office on 020 8333 4457 or online at

Time: 7:30pm.