In development with Vitalstatistix

Feminist theatre makers THE RABBLE are developing an epic, multi-part durational performance event inspired and repulsed by James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Joyce’s Ulysses is a seminal modernist text divided into eighteen episodes, each radically different in narrative style. It is a retelling of Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey; Joyce takes Homer’s epic and translates it to the banal, where we follow Leopold Bloom over the course of one day. THE RABBLE’S ULYSSES will reimagine this story again.

Rejecting the idea of the ‘everyman’, the modernist canon, and the large amount of space Ulysses takes up in it. Instead THE RABBLE will invent a series of experiments that investigate the intersections between intellectualism and femininity, to be performed over 10 hours.

This new work is being created through a partnership with Vitalstatistix and in collaboration with a team of South Australian artists, for presentation in 2020.

Image: David Paterson

Creative Team

Emma Valente and Kate Davis, with South Australian collaborators


the rabble

Project Dates

In development in 2019 – stay tuned for updates and opportunities