'Triumphant, fast, brilliant and hilarious' Independent
'An unequivocal source of joy, laughter, tears and delight' Daily Mail
'A moving and heartfelt tribute to the imaginative power of live performance' The Guardian
JAKE: "Don’t get carried away man, we are background bog men…even the cows have better parts than us."
Starring Kevin Trainor (An Octoroon at Orange Tree Theatre and National Theatre; Peter Hall’s Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Rose; TV
credits include Endeavour and Utopia) and Owen Sharpe (film credits include Calvary, The Guard and My Left Foot).
A small village in rural Ireland is turned upside down when a major Hollywood film studio descends to make a historical blockbuster on location. The story is told through the eyes of Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, employed as extras along with numerous other locals. As cultures clash, it becomes clear that Tinseltown’s romanticized dream of Ireland is a long, long way from reality. Through their eyes a multitude of extraordinary characters come to life, ranging from the spoilt American starlet to the English director and the village old timer.
Often hysterically funny, thought-provoking and witty, this wonderful comedy has won numerous awards including both the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best New Comedy, as well as three Tony nominations on Broadway. Stones in his Pockets ran for four years in the West End and has delighted audiences around the world.
Age Recommendation: 14+
Mentions of suicide