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Sat, 20 Nov


Players Theatre

Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones

Stones in His Pockets is a tragicomic two-hander about a small town in Ireland turned upside down by a visiting Hollywood film crew. Curtain up at 19:45, Saturday to Saturday (excl Sunday). 22nd and 23rd will be special socially distanced performances, only available to book by phone - 0161 485 7704

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Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones
Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones

Time & Location

20 Nov 2021, 19:45 – 27 Nov 2021, 22:45

Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK

About the event

Please note that for the 21/22 season the Monday and Tuesday night performances of all four plays are to be Socially Distanced Performances. Tickets for Monday and Tuesday nights are not available on TicketSource. If you wish to book tickets for Monday or Tuesday performances please phone the Ticket Secretaries on 0161 485 7704.

This tragicomedy drama is set in a rural town in County Kerry, Ireland, that is overrun by a Hollywood film crew. The play centres around two friends, Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, employed as extras on the film. Charlie has aspirations to get his script made into a movie. Jake has recently returned from New York and is mesmerised, along with everyone else, by the star of the movie, Caroline. Caroline is a famous, beautiful American movie star that fails to ever successfully conquer the Irish accent. Caroline and the other American crew members do not attempt to accurately portray the town and people and only care about finishing the movie on time. Most of the locals are initially excited at the opportunity to be a part of a major film and distracted by the novelty. However, as the film continues they begin to feel abused and the glamour begins to wear off. After a night in the pub, a local teenager, Sean Harkin, is humiliated by Caroline and thrown out into the street for trying to socialise with her and what happens next devastates the town.

Stones in His Pockets is a two-hander written in 1996 by Marie Jones for the DubbleJoint Theatre Company in Dublin. Two actors between them will perform all 15 characters. Not to be missed!

Directed by David Ward - cast for this play will be announced shortly.

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