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Stones In His Pockets

Surprise West End Hit

New Ambassadors Theatre,
West Street, WC2
Box Office 020 7369 1761

www.newambassadors.com

The West End run of the Award winning hit comedy ‘Stones In His Pockets’ by Marie Jones will now finish on Saturday 15 May owing to the great demand in ticket sales since its closure was announced. It was due to finish on 21 February 04. It began its sell out season at the New Ambassadors Theatre on 23 May 2000 and is now in its fourth year. It is presented by Paul Elliott, Adam Kenwright and Pat Moylan.

Rupert Degas portrays Charlie Conlon. Hugh Lee is Jake Quinn. They have also performed the comedy in sell out seasons at the Opera House Belfast and the Gaiety Dublin. From February 23 Simon Delaney will play Charlie Conlon and Jean-Paul van Cauwelaert will be Jake Quinn.

The second UK tour starts on January 20 and a second US tour has just been completed. The comedy has been seen in every major city in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Vienna, Canada. Stones In His Pockets has been translated into 16 languages. By the end if this year it will have been seen in more than 20 countries throughout the world including Japan, Ecuador, Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay, Turkey, South Africa, Scandinavia, Italy. Next spring there will be a Middle Eastern Tour which includes Kuwait and Bahrain. The film version will start production in August 2004 starring Conleth Hill and Dylan Moran.

Marie Jones was awarded an OBE in the Jubilee Honours. The director is Ian McElhinney, nominated for a Tony Award. Marie Jones has received the Laurence Olivier and The Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy for STONES IN HIS POCKETS, a special Award for her Outstanding Contribution to the Cultural Life of Northern Ireland from Belfast City Council and the Literature Award from the Irish Post. The production received a Drama Desk Special Award and a Special Achievement Award from the Outer Critics Circle in New York. Pat Moylan will present a new production of Marie Jones ‘The Blind Fiddler’ directed by Ian McElhinney scheduled for June on tour and at the Edingburgh Festival. Her current comedy ‘New Year’s Eve Can Kill You’, a sequel to ‘Christmas Eve Can Kill You’ is playing a sell out season to Jan 17 at the Lyric Belfast.

STONES IN HIS POCKETS is set in a village in County Kerry where a Hollwood film is being shot. The actors play 15 different roles – the extras, the spoilt star Caroline, the crew plus various locals.

Performance Times: Mons to Sats 7.30pm
Matinees Thurs and Sats 3.30pm (running time:v 2 hours 10 mins)
Prcies: £15.00 -£32.50.

8 August 2006