Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Man In The Moon: Moving tale of hope that's out of this world

PEARSE Elliott's Man In The Moon is the heart-warming story of one man's exploration of the heartache and trauma of modern life.

I thoroughly enjoyed Brassneck Theatre Company's last production The Sweety Bottle, so knew I would be in safe hands last night.

This funny and touching one-man play looks at Belfast's broken souls through the eyes of Sean Doran, a down-on-his-luck west Belfast guy, played by Ciaran Nolan. Sean sits at the Half Moon Lake and contemplates life on the housing estate, opening his heart to the audience about losing his job, his girlfriend, his relationship with his child and how he has watched his group of friends and brothers dwindle and die – many by their own hand.

Ciaran Nolan did a great job in a demanding role and while sections of the second half jarred a little, overall Man In The Moon is a success.

The run ends on Saturday and will then be performed at venues across Northern Ireland, including Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey and An Culturlann, Londonderry.

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