Hit Comedy Revived For 20th Anniversary Celebration

A new production of the worldwide comic theatre sensation – Stones In His Pockets – is coming to the Mercury Theatre from Monday 9th to Tuesday 10th May in its 20th anniversary year.

Two actors play a vast array of eccentric and lovable characters in the universally loved play by Marie Jones about the arrival of a Hollywood film crew looking for the ‘real’ Ireland for their latest schmaltzy blockbuster.

The pair watch with amazement, envy and delight while their quiet Irish village community is turned upside down as cultures clash and divas strop. Playing Charlie and Jake, are Irish actors Conan Sweeney and Charlie de Bromhead who both extensive stage, television and film careers.  Performed at breakneck pace, the Olivier Award winning Stones In His Pockets has become internationally renowned and deeply loved among audiences in more than 30 countries since it was premiered in 1996.

This new production, which is touring nationally and is suitable for ages 13+, is presented The Theatre Chipping Norton and The Dukes, Lancaster in association with Oxfordshire Theatre Company.

The plays director, John Terry said;

“Stones In His Pockets is the most theatrical of theatre experiences. Two actors embody two whole communities of people – a rural Irish village and a Hollywood film crew – in all of their vivid, eccentric glory.”

He added:

“Before our eyes, without so much as a costume change, the actors transform from character to character – the stage feels crowded with people. It is a magic trick full of delight and discovery, endless hilarity and astonishing skill.”

This latest version of Stones In His Pockets opened at The Dukes on February 5th and will tour nationwide, supported by Arts Council England, until May 28th.

[box type=”info” align=”” class=”” width=””] Tickets for Stones In His Pockets are priced at £10-£19.50& discounts are availaible and can be purchased at the Box Office on 01206 573 948.

For more information visit: http://www.mercurytheatre.co.uk/event/stones-in-his-pockets/

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