Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 28 May 2015

Belfast by Moonlight, Kabosh: Haunting tale of city takes easy way out

St George's Church, Belfast

Four hundred years ago, in a place of rounded hills and towering beeches, where the River Farset joined the mouth of the Lagan, a town charter was granted – and Belfast was born.

Carlo Gebler's lament for Beal Feirste gathers together six female spirits, who convene in the church under each full Moon to tell their stories. Almost half of the show is sung to Neil Martin's haunting, soaring score.

This is an ambitious and daringly different production from Kabosh and there are some spine-tingling moments of storytelling and song. But the dramatic surroundings of St George's are disappointingly underused.

And as the spirits depart under the silvery light of the Moon, one longs for a more uplifting message from 400 years of Belfast's history than: "They lived unhappily ever after."

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