Stones in His Pockets
Written by Marie Jones
Directed by Chris Bendall
Starring Sean Hawkins & Jamie Oxenbould
“It’s a delightful piece, offering a chance for
two actors to display their virtuosity as they play fifteen
different characters. But though it is often richly funny,
there are sudden glimpses of anger and emotional depth
in Stones in his Pockets, too.” The Telegraph
Having played all over the world including a five year run in the West End,
the multi award winning comedy by Marie Jones is now touring Australia
in a new production.
Stones in his Pockets is the hilarious and moving tale of a quiet Irish
community turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood movie shoot.
The film’s story of a budding romance between a rich girl and a local farmer,
is played out in stark contrast with the growing friction that develops
between the locals hired as extras on the film and the Hollywood big shots.
Alternately riotously funny and deeply moving, the play is universally loved
by all who see it. Over a dozen characters, including the extras, are played
by just two actors, throughout the production. This involves lightning fast
character transformation, often from one word to the next, with only minimal
props and costume shifts possible to support these changes.
As such it requires a high level of dexterity in physical and vocal
transformation, a feat achieved bythe outstanding cast. It is an artistically
vivid and original production, moving and funny, theatrically inventive
and entirely engaging for a broad audience.
Running Time: 1hr 55mins, including interval | Audience Advice: Suitable for 14+
Written by: Marie Jones | Directed by: Chris Bendall | Produced by: Critical Stages |
Starring: Scott Sheridan and Jamie Oxenbould.
|23 – 25 March 2017|
|Thursday 23 March – 8pm
Friday 24 March – 8pm
Saturday 25 March – 2pm & 8pm
Concession & Groups 8+: $47.00
Children (2 – 16 years): $25.00
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