bloominauschwitz at the Manchester Jewish Museum

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
bloominauschwitz at Manchester Jewish Museum
Andrew Wilkinson

bloominauschwitz at Manchester Jewish Museum, Cheetham Hill, 15 November 2018, from £12.00 - Book now

bloominauscwitz was commission by Menagerie Theatre and developed over a lengthy three year period. Following a good airing at Edinburgh Fringe this year and earlier previews, when it won Best New Play at Brighton Fringe, it comes to Manchester’s Jewish Museum this November for one special performance.

In bloominauschwitz, writer Richard Fredman imagines Leopold Bloom exploding out of the confines of James Joyce’s great novel Ulysses to re-discover his Jewish roots. Bloom bounds back and forth through time, straight through Europe’s fault lines of identity, belonging and collective memory.

An explosive piece of theatre right from the start

In Ulysses, Bloom lives as the hero of James Joyce’s much-revered novel – he exists entirely as a creation of the author – reenacting the events of 16th June 1904 over and over again. Abandoning Joyce, Bloom begins to probe and question things. In the search for his identity, he discovers that things are often more complex than they appear and that becoming too fixated on one perspective – one singular point of view – can have horrific consequences.

bloominauschwitz is an explosive piece of theatre right from the start, though cleverly it confounds audience expectations in the process. Mixing clownish antics with high drama, rich text and powerful imagery, it features Menagerie Theatre’s Founder and Artistic Director, Patrick Morris in a tour-de-force role as Bloom.

Taking the audience on a fascinating though terrifying journey, Patrick Morris delivers an unforgettably masterful performance. Combining exuberant comedy with searing drama, bloominauschwitz is both a lament for those lost to grief and conflict, and a celebration the human ability in imagining alternative futures.

With a running time of 90 minutes, bloominauschwitz is being performed as part of the two-week long Festival of Leaving at the Manchester Jewish Museum. This very special performance will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

bloominauschwitz at Manchester Jewish Museum, Cheetham Hill

15 November 2018 7:30 pm
From £12.00

Things to do right now

Powered by culturehosts
Cinema Until 8 December 2022, from £7.95

Aftersun at HOME

Elizabeth Gaskell's House garden. Photo by Chris Tucker
Literature Until 11 December 2022, from £4.50

Book sale at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Cinderella at Hope Mill Theatre
Families Until 11 December 2022, from £27.00

Cinderella at Hope Mill Theatre

Music Until 17 December 2022, from £5

RNCM Autumn Season

Melissa Wan
Literature Until 17 December 2022, from £7

Ghosts at the Old Library

Cinema Until 22 December 2022, from £20.00

Backyard Cinema

autumn season at z-arts
Families Until 30 December 2022, FREE

Autumn season at Z-arts

Families Until 30 December 2022, from £6.00

Glow at RHS Garden Bridgewater

OUTDOOR ART CLUB AT THE WHITWORTH
Childrens Until 31 December 2022, FREE

Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth

skyliner
Activity Until 31 December 2022, from £9

Skyliner: Alternative Tours of Manchester

Craft Beer Tour Around Manchester
Activity Until 31 December 2022, from £35

Craft Beer Tour Manchester