A terrifying tale of obsession, jealousy, murder and crippling guilt; told through the medium of mime.
Ernest and the Pale Moon at Greenwich Theatre
Inspired by Poe and Hitchcock (and a bit of Wilde, I suppose), Ernest and the Pale Moon is a terrifying tale of obsession and murder based upon a short story by Oliver Lansley (who stars as Earnest).
The story centres on a man who spends his days watching the beautiful young woman who lives in the apartment block opposite.
He thinks he sees her with another man, and in a fit of jealous rage, murderous thoughts drive his deeds.
And in the best tradition of noir thriller, it is his own conscience that drives the narrative and drives him insane.
The story is told through Fringe-like set-pieces of puppetry, sound, lighting and mine.
It’s very cleverly constructed.
Pins & Needles are the company behind the show. I’ll definitely be looking out for future work by them: pinsandneedlesproductions.co.uk.