Adapted and Directed by Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan
Composition: Valgeir Sigurðsson
Creative Producer: Rachel Bergin
Dramaturgy: Bjarni Jonsson
Movement Direction: Eddie Kay
Costume Design: Sarah Foley
Set Design: Ellen Kirk
Lighting Design: Sinead Wallace
Cast: Matthew Malone, Maeve O’Mahony, Molly O’Mahony, Konstantin Stanchev
Adapted from the award-winning Icelandic novel by Sjón, bring their contemporary theatrical approach to this beautifully evocative period work.
Set in 1918, The Boy Who Never Was tells the story of a young queer man, Máni Steinn — film fanatic and dreamer who exists on the fringes of an intolerant society — at a moment of profound global transformation.
Set against the backdrop of a global pandemic, war in Europe and growing intolerance of ‘others’ The Boy Who Never Was draws a line between past and present, exploring the cyclical nature of human history and the role of art as both a comfort and a compass.