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About the Show Less...

Exiles is a startlingly modern picture of a marriage, based in part on Joyce’s own relationship with Nora Barnacle. Read More >

Exiles - National Theatre 06

Back in Dublin after nine years abroad, Richard and Bertha have to confront two other people who love them, and ask themselves questions about guilt and responsibility. Will infidelity hold them together?

James Joyce’s only play, Exiles was written in 1914 during his own self-imposed exile from Ireland, between Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man and Ulysses, and has not been seen in London for over 30 years.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 26/07/2006

Opening Night: 02/08/2006

Closing Night: 26/10/2006

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Cast & Creative


Adrian Dunbar, Thomas Grant, Dervla Kirwan, Peter McDonald, Marcella Plunkett


Director - James Macdonald

Producer - National Theatre

Author - James Joyce

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