Brokentalkers Present

The Boy Who Never Was

The Boy Who Never Was

An Adaptation of MOONSTONE by Sjón

Adapted from the award-winning Icelandic novel Moonstone, by Sjón, Brokentalkers bring their contemporary theatrical approach to this beautifully evocative period work.

Set in 1918 Moonstone tells the story of a young queer man, Máni Steinn - film fanatic and dreamer - who exists on the fringes of an intolerant society at a moment of profound global transformation.

Set against the backdrop of a global pandemic, war in Europe and growing intolerance of “others” Moonstone draws a line between past and present, exploring the cyclical nature of human history and the role of art as both a comfort and a compass.

Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council, Co-Produced by Project Arts Centre, Mermaid Arts Centre & Quaternaire.


Adapted for the stage and Directed by Feidlim Cannon & Gary Keegan

Creative Produced by Rachel Bergin

Dramaturgy by Bjarni Jonsson

Movement Direction by: Eddie Kay

Costume Design by Sarah Foley

Set Design by Ellen Kirk

Composition by Valgeir Sigurðsson

Lighting Design by Sinead Wallace


Cast:

Matthew Malone

Maeve O’Mahony

Molly O’Mahony

Konstantin Stanchev

Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council, Co-Produced by Project Arts Centre, Mermaid Arts Centre & Quaternaire