After its three week run at the Sean O’Casey Theatre, Michael J. Harnett’s The Cloudspotter transfers to the Viking Theatre in Clontarf from
The Cloudspotter is directed by Vinne McCabe and stars Deirdre Monaghan, Brenda Brooks and introducing Callum Maxwell.
Nan, a grandmother in her seventies is becoming increasingly forgetful. She’s also been left with the added challenge of rearing Thomas, her wayward grandson, on her own. The story takes place in a sweep of locations from Nan’s flat near the 5 Lamps, to a film set in Wicklow, from the old Log Cabin in Fairview to Dunnes Stores in Henry Street, from The Mater Hospital to the Garda station in Store Street.With brushes with the Guards, dramatic shoplifting episodes, break-ins, court appearances, and a constant battle with school attendance and probation officers, The Cloudspotter explores the rawness of life. But deep at its core is the deeply felt love between a grandmother and her grandson.