Stones in his Pockets
This one strikes a chord equidistant between heartstring and funny bone. Rural Ireland gets a shot of Hollywood glam, and a village is sent spinning. They're a charming lot, these townsfolk -funny and flawed and brimming with hope. Not for nothing, all 14 characters are played by just two actors who know how to find the humanity in each and every one. And within that extraordinary feat is an intensely entertaining parable about how our pursuit of the latest shiny object can wall us off from the people we care about, and how a tragedy can help us rediscover life. About just who we can be when we let ourselves dream, whether we're principal or bit player.
Two down-on-their-luck men in a down-on-its-luck Irish town are given what they hope is a chance at the good life. Jake and Charlie have been cast as extras in a Hollywood movie - a shaft of light through the clouds of their dreary rural existence. Like most sets, this one is rife with drama on stage and off - some hilarious and some heartbreaking - as the American cast and crew try to immerse themselves in Jake and Charlie's culture, and vice-versa. A two-hander with each actor playing multiple characters in this unique and enthralling tragicomedy.
Written By : Marie Jones
Directed by : Sally Putnam