Stones In His Pockets

Thu 15 Dec 2011 – Sat 4 Feb 2012

by Marie Jones

The multi-award winning play returns in a new production.

 ‘The actors are deliciously eloquent…. McDonnell is adept at switching from festering resentment to blithe charm, and Beamish’s work borders on the magical.’ Evening Standard

 ‘Stones in his Pockets offers an entertaining and touching alternative to traditional Christmas panto.’ The Daily Telegraph

‘Both actors are also brilliant… In this revival, you relish the acting without losing sight of Jones’s lament for a lost Ireland.’ The Guardian

 ‘The Tricycle’s mission has kept at its heart that sense of telling one’s own story. Which makes this an honourable and characteristic, as well as entertaining, seasonal choice’ The Times

‘Jamie Beamish and Owen McDonnell are a loveable double act as the extras…their rapport works a treat’ The Daily Mail

County Kerry, Ireland. A rural community is turned upside down by the arrival of an American film crew on location to capture ‘real’ Ireland for their latest Hollywood blockbuster. When locals Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn are employed as extras for the film, they, like the rest of the village, struggle to present the Americans’ romanticised Ireland, a stark contrast to the reality of daily life.

From the local lads intent on being stars, to the film’s American lead actress, whose Irish accent leaves a lot to be desired; two actors portray a multitude of characters in this hilarious yet poignant updated production of Marie Jones’ multi-award winning play.

Cast includes Jamie Beamish and Owen McDonnell.

Creatives include Indhu Rubasingham (Director), Rosa Maggiora (Designer), Malcolm Rippeth (Lighting Designer) and David McSeveney (Sound Designer).

Winner: Best New Comedy
Olivier Award, 2001
Evening Standard Award, 2000

Presented by arrangement with Paul Elliott, Adam Kenwright and Pat Moylan.