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Stones in his Pockets – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: Marie Jones Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer: Alice Fowler Stones In His Pockets depicts a clash of cultures: what happens when rural Ireland and Hollywood come together on a film-set, somewhere on the Emerald Isle. Actors Owen Sharpe and Kevin Trainor put in bravura performances in this two-man show, playing everyone from bemused locals, roped in as extras, to the ...

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Stones in his Pockets – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Marie Jones Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs In a small Irish village, a Hollywood film is being made and the locals are all thrilled both at the chance of making it on to the big screen, even if it is only likely to be as one member of a very large crowd, and the earning £40 a day in ...

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Stones in His Pockets – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Marie Jones Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer: Tate James “People watch movies for a happy ending. We don’t watch movies to get depressed: that’s why we have the theatre” Marie Jones’ wilfully witty and sometimes-sarcastic script may be packed with quips from its pair of everyday heroes, yet this charming two-hander is far from depressing. As many recover from a ...

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Stones in his Pockets – Hull Truck Theatre

Conan Sweeny(Charlie) and Charlie de Bromhead(Jake)

Writer: Marie Jones Director: John Terry Designer: Samantha Dowson Lighting: Alexandra Stafford Reviewer: Ron Simpson Though this touring production, co-produced by the Dukes Lancaster and The Theatre, Chipping Norton, diverts and entertains and provokes the occasional thought, it is difficult to understand why Marie Jones’ amusing and ingenious play became what the programme rightly calls “a phenomenal global success” 20 ...

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Stones in His Pockets – The Dukes, Lancaster

Conan Sweeny(Charlie) and Charlie de Bromhead(Jake)

Writer: Marie Jones Director: John Terry Reviewer: May Mellstrom Twenty years after its premiere Marie Jones’s hit tragicomedy Stones in His Pockets is revived by The Dukes in a co-production with The Theatre Chipping Norton before embarking on a national tour. Set in rural County Kerry, Ireland during the economic boom of the 1990s the play follows Jake Quinn (Charlie ...

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Stones in His Pockets – Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Writer: Marie Jones Director: Ian McElhinney Reviewer: Claire Hayes Stones in His Pockets has enjoyed phenomenal success since its Irish debut in 1996, with award-winning runs in the West End and on Broadway. Now this entertaining and bittersweet two-hander is returning to tour with its original director, Ian McElhinney, in charge. A quiet backwater in Kerry has been taken over ...

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Stones In His Pocket – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Writer: Marie Jones Director: Ian McElhinney Movement Director: Brian Burroughs Reviewer: Michael Gray   Stones in his Pockets has been showing for some eighteen years, already. This nationwide tour, setting off on the road from Chelmsford’s Civic Theatre, is directed by Ian McElhinney, who was the director of its first ever incarnation back in the 90s. As we wait for ...

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Stones in His Pockets – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Marie Jones Director: Ian McElhinney Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Set in a rural town in Co. Kerry, Stones in His Pockets tells the story of a group of extras who are taking part in a Hollywood film production, ‘The Quiet Valley’. The merging of small town drama and the overbearing presence of the production team provides the audience with an ...

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