[For one night only!]
at Thirsty Dog Tavern, Corner Howe St & Karangahape Rd, Auckland
16 Jun 2012
Reviewed by: Dean Parker;
JUNE 16! THIRSTY DOG! K Road
June 16 is “Bloomsday”, a sort of literary St Patrick's Day. It's a commemoration of the fictional day in 1904 in which James Joyce's comic masterpiece Ulysses unfolds. All around the world there are Bloomsday celebrations. In Auckland for the past decade a Bloomsday cabaret has unleashed itself in the red-light district of Karangahape Rd.
WELLINGTON'S CARMEL MCGLONE FOR AUCKLAND'S BLOOMSDAY
In the recent movie My Week With Marilyn, Marilyn Monroe, played by Michelle Williams, is shown with a copy of James Joyce's classic 20th century modernist novel Ulysses on her bedside table.
It's a reference to the internet's most famous literary turn-on.
If you Google up “Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses” you'll find yourself gazing down on Marilyn Monroe, legs-first in a one-piece bathing suit, reading Ulysses. And not just any old chapter but the notorious soliloquy delivered by Molly Bloom right at the end.
And if you go to the Thirsty Dog pub on Karangahape Rd, Auckland, Rd on Saturday night, June 16, you can hear one of New Zealand's leading actors, Wellington-based Carmel McGlone, reading from it.
She will be taking over from Robyn Malcolm who read the words of Molly last year in the annual one-night-only Jews Brothers' Bloomsday, a cabaret re-creation of Ulysses.
As well, you can see George Henare at his menacing best playing transvestite dominatrix Bella Cohen as he/she transmogrifies alarmingly into Helen Clark, Angela Merkel, all the Warner Brothers and then Kim Dotcom.
A night to remember.
Saturday night June 16,
Thirsty Dog Tavern, Corner Howe St & Karangahape Rd,