‘Same Old Moon’ rising

Actors from Top Women, Top of the Hill, and The Happy Go Luckies, Creggan, in rehearsal ahead of their performance of Same Old Moon which will be presented in the Millennium Forum Studios on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of May as part of the WEA Learning Age Project. (0305PG25)

Actors from Top Women, Top of the Hill, and The Happy Go Luckies, Creggan, in rehearsal ahead of their performance of Same Old Moon which will be presented in the Millennium Forum Studios on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of May as part of the WEA Learning Age Project. (0305PG25)

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A local production of ‘Same Old Moon’ by Geraldine Aaron has delighted audiences at the Millennium Forum Studio. The piece is a joint production between Top Women from the Top of the Hill and The Happy Go Luckies from Creggan, both drama groups from The Learning Age Project.

Top Women formed in 2008 and have worked on two devised presentations using stories and memories from their own lives. The Happy Go Luckies were formed in 2009 and presented ‘One hundred Pounds to A Penny’ – a true story of smuggling and intrigue from the war years.

‘Same Old Moon’ tells the story of a young girl; Brenda Barnes as she tries to follow her aspirations of becoming a writer.

The story spans from the 40s, through to the 60s and the attitude to the young girl’s hopes and dreams clearly reflects the times. She is constantly put down by the members of her family and in particular by her father who remarks; “Who do you think you are?” Another family member tells her to “settle” herself. In the end Brenda does succeed not in her own home country but abroad, becoming a respected dramatist. The play is both touching and humorous.

If you are interested in participating in any part of the Learning Age Project please contact Sinead Devine on: 71. 369947.