Marie Jones’ multi-award winning show Stones in his Pockets, returns to theDevonshire Park Theatre this summer from July 16-20.
This beautifully observed production is set in County Kerry where a rural community is turned upside down by the arrival of an American film crew on location to capture the ‘real’ Ireland for their latest Hollywood blockbuster.
Jake and Charlie are both going nowhere in a hurry that is until the Hollywood film crew descends.
Suddenly their lives are turned upside down when vivacious Hollywood starlet Caroline Giovanni needs some help with her Irish accent.
Becoming employed as extras for the film, Jake and Charlie, like the rest of the village, struggle to present the Americans’ romanticised version of Ireland - so stark is the contrast with the reality of their daily lives.
Just two actors portray everyone in the story, which is hilarious and poignant by turns – and the staggering finale involving all 15 characters in an Irish jig has to be seen to be believed!
Writer Marie Jones partly based Stones in his Pockets on her real-life acting experiences of films shot in her native Ireland. The play was a runaway success, gaining legions of fans and rave reviews as well as a host of prestigious Best Comedy awards, including the Olivier and the Evening Standard.
The show has enjoyed successful and extended West End and Broadway runs following its initial conception for West Belfast festival in 1996.
Tickets cost from £14.50-£20.40, call 412000.