Previewing at Mermaid Arts Centre ahead of its opening at Dublin Theatre Festival
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