The Cloudspotter, by Michael J Harnett, opens in the Sean O’Casey Theatre on 25th April, then transfers to the Axis on 3rd May before returning to the Sean O’Casey for another two-week run on 9th May.
Thomas and his Nan live near the Five Lamps. He’s sixteen. She’s almost seventy. She took him in after his mother died. He’s nowhere else to go. Nan’s in the early stages of dementia. Leaves the front door open. Loses her phone and her glasses. But Thomas doesn’t worry. Hasn’t he just landed a part in a murder mystery film in Wicklow? Or has he? And shortly he’ll be heading for Hollywood. And more! He’ll be bringing Nan with him. But reality strikes when Nan is caught with a kettle under coat in Dunnes. And she can’t remember her name. The rest of the family want Nan put away. But Nan won’t be separated from her grandson. And he feels the same about her
The Cloudspotter stars Deirdre Monaghan, Barbara Brooks and Callum Maxwell and is directed by Vinnie McCabe.
Feature Image Above: Conor Horgan