The Show Must Go On, a short film adaptation celebrating the 75th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce‚Äôs challenging novel Finnegans Wake, will have its Dublin premiere when it is screened before John Huston’s The Dead on Sunday 14th June¬†at the Irish Film Institute. It will screen again on Bloomsday, Tuesday 16th June.
This new Finnegans Wake adaptation follows Joyce’s characters as they drink, dream and lust in equal comic measure on the streets of Dublin.‚Ä® It features celebrated Irish actor D√≥nal O’Kelly, on narration duties, along with an eclectic cast, including Darina Gallagher (well known for stage work of Joyce), Niamh Large, Sam Ford, Ronan Carey, and Stephen Cowan.
The Show Must Go On is written and directed by John J Doherty (Harry Clarke Darkness in Light, Frederick Douglass and the White Negro), and is produced by Camel Productions.
This short film is possible because, since 2012, writings by Joyce, published during the authors’s lifetime, have been available for publication and quotation without the involvement of the James Joyce estate.