"STONES IN HIS POCKETS" now booking to 28 June 03

"STONES IN HIS POCKETS" now booking to 28 June 03

Stones in his Pockets by Marie Jones, has extended its booking period by one month at the Duke of York's Theatre and is now taking bookings to 28 June 2003. This small extension suggest the show may be considering closing on this date??

The show was initially seen at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast in April 99. It transferred to the West End at the New Ambassadors in May 2000 and then transferred to the Duke of York's theatre in 2000 with original cast Sean Campion and Conleth Hill. (Conleth Hill won the Best Actor Laurence Olivier Award for his role as Charlie. )

The current cast is: Rupert Degas who portrays Charlie Conlon and Brian Doherty who plays Jake Quinn.

Rupert Degas has recently been in "Becket-The Honour of God" and "Are We There Yet?" He has produced the film "Last Orders" with Adrian Dunbar and David Hayman.

Brian Doherty's roles at the Abbey Theatre Dublin include the revival of Brian Friel s "Translations" ; "Down The Line" and "Tarry Flynn" .

This Award winning comedy is directed by Ian McElhinney, set design by Jack Kirwan, with lighting by James C McFetridge.

Stones in his Pockets has been translated into 16 languages. It is currently playing in more than 20 cities throughout the world including Japan, Ecuador, Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay, Turkey, South Africa, Scandinavia, Italy.

Marie Jones was awarded an OBE in the Jubilee Honours. She has received the Laurence Olivier and The Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy for Stones in his Pockets , a special Award for her Outstanding Contribution to the Cultural Life of Northern Ireland from Belfast City Council and the Literature Award from the Irish Post. The production received a Drama Desk Special Award and a Special Achievement Award from the Outer Critics Circle in New York.

The comedy is set in a village in County Kerry where a Hollywood film is being shot. The actors play 15 different roles - the extras, the spoilt star Caroline, the crew plus various locals. It is partly based on Marie Jones' acting roles in films shot in Ireland.

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