Theatre & Arts

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Game of Thrones star Jack Gleeson and Love/Hate actor Aaron Heffernan all smiles as they welcome audience to 'Ernest and the Pale Moon'

Kirsty Blake Knox

Published 21/06/2014|10:04

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20/6/14 Producers Dan Colley, Jack Gleeson, Matt Smyth and Aaron Heffernan at the opening night of Ernest and The Pale Moon at Trinity College, Dublin.Picture:Arthur Carron
20/6/14 Producers Dan Colley, Jack Gleeson, Matt Smyth and Aaron Heffernan at the opening night of Ernest and The Pale Moon at Trinity College, Dublin.Picture:Arthur Carron

Former 'Game of Thrones' star Jack Gleeson and 'Love/ Hate' actor Aaron Heffernan were all smiles as they welcomed audience members to the Irish premiere of ‘Ernest and the Pale Moon’ at the Samuel Beckett Theatre on Friday night.

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Gleeson and Heffernan are part of acclaimed Irish theatre company 'Collapsing Horse' and brought the UK production to Ireland as part of curatorial project ILLUSION.

"The guys behind this show - Les Enfants Terrible - have a similar theatrical style to our own company," Gleeson explained. "They made a big impact on us when we saw them perform five years ago so we wanted to bring the show here."

Inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock ‘Ernest and the Pale Moon’ tells the story of Ernest; a loner who spends his days watching a young woman who lives in the apartment opposite him.

When he sees her with another man Ernest is thrown into a jealous rage and driven to murder.

'Collapsing Horse' will head over to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival later this summer with their two theatre shows 'Human Child' and 'Bears in Space'.

"Bringing the show over was a nice project to work on before the madness of rehearsals kicks in," Heffernan added.

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