Inspired by the life of Lucia Joyce, the only daughter of James Joyce, Solas attempts to give voice to a young woman silenced by history. 

Set in Bray, Ireland, in the 1930s, Solas explores the period Lucia spent in Ireland living with her cousins. It aims to celebrate her love of art, music and dance, while acknowledging her emotional and psychological fragility. It reimagines the events which precipitated Lucia’s disappearance and her eventual incarceration in an asylum. 

Playwright: Diane Stubbings  

Director: Lynda Fleming 

Composer and Sound design: Andrew Tomney  

Actors: Tenielle Thompson & Mariska Murphy 

Stage Manager: Olivia Walker

Image by Darren Gill  

Access Information:

Relaxed Performance: Sunday 27th, 4 pm

Auslan Interpreted: Thursday 3rd, 7:30 pm

For other dates in the season please see Visual and Aural ratings:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.