Dead Poets Live I The Dead by James Joyce

18 – 20 December, 7.30 pm
Cast to be announced

A dramatised reading of James Joyce’s superlative short story presented by Dead Poets Live

With their dramatised readings of classic poetry attracting some of our leading actors (such as Charlotte Rampling, Miranda Richardson and most recently Tom Hiddleston), Dead Poets Live has established a loyal following for their memorable events.

For Christmas, they make a departure from poetry with James Joyce’s The Dead, the final story from his 1914 collection Dubliners. Set on a snowy night in Dublin, it tells the story of lost love, a dead man, and how the past shadows and, ultimately, may redeem the present.

Funny, universal, and profoundly moving, The Dead is generally regarded as the greatest short story in the language. Dead Poets Live’s version – a staged reading which turns into a play – is perfectly suited to the intimate setting of the Coronet.

Cast to be announced



Ticket prices

Standard £30 I £25

Concession (Students, over 60, under 16, those on benefits) £20

Groups of 8+   £20 each plus 1 free ticket 

Family of 4  (2 Adults plus 2 under 16)  £75

Multibuy Christmas Season discounts 

Book all 4 events & receive £15 off on total price of tickets

Book all 3 main auditorium events & receive £9.99 off total price of tickets

Book any 2 main auditorium events & receive £8 off total price of tickets

Only 1discount applies. Subject to availability.


Additional information

Venue: Main auditorium

Suitable for ages 12+

Running time: 1 hr 35 min






Devised and supported by T.S Eliot Foundation.                                      

The proceeds go to the refugee charity Safe Passage, which supports the most vulnerable unaccompanied minors to reach safety in the UK.

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