The teaming of Elliott and star of this one man show - the wonderful Ciaran Nolan - is nothing new. Previously they collaborated for television with Pulling Moves and on stage with The Christening - and here they have teamed up with Tony Devlin and Brassneck to produce a very deserving piece of theatre.
Half Moon Lake is an oasis of sorts set improbably in Lenadoon and the playground of Sean Doran and his childhood friends, and two brothers. We first meet Sean coming back to the lake now in adulthood to reminisce and recall those halcyon days shortly after a break up with his girlfriend - who takes their baby girl with her - and in the wake of losing his job which was trying to find a sponsor for one eyed and one armed Ugandan war child!! Over the next couple of hours Sean tries to make sense of his life to date: to find the reasons why so many of his former friends and relatives have succumbed to "the monster".
|Peare Elliot and Ciaran Nolan|
Man in the Moon finishes its run in the Grand Opera House this Saturday before going on a run to different theatres throughout Northern Ireland during the rest of October. Catch it if you can.