One of Northern Ireland’s most successful and award-winning plays is the return to Belfast, which premiered to commemorate the 25th anniversary.
Written by Marie Jones, “Tone in Pocket” made its debut at the West Belfast Festival in 1996, before moving to the Lyric Theater in 1999. That same year, he toured Ireland, performed at the Edinburgh Festival, and later performed at the Tricycle Theater in London (now the Bakery Theater).
Jones’ two-handed tragicomedy about Hollywood’s arrival in Ireland was originally directed by her husband and actor Ian McElhinney. Early in the Lyric Theater, he played Game of Thrones and holding actors Conleth Hill and Sean Campion as Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, respectively.
Matthew McKellyney, son of Jones and McKellyney, will oversee the 25th Anniversary work returning to the Lyric Theater from June 7th to July 3rd. Sean Blagny and Gerald McCabe will replay the roles of Jake and Charlie in the Burn Theater play, which premiered at Cirencester last summer.
In the Irish countryside, Stones in His Pocket follows a small village upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood studio, shooting the latest historic blockbusters.
It quickly becomes clear that the romantic dreams of Tinseltown, Ireland, spoken through the eyes of local children Charlie and Jake, who work as extras, are far from reality.
The play was a worldwide hit when it was first performed and was successful on Broadway after being performed at the Foxwoods Theater and West End.
In addition to the three Broadway Tony Awards, he has won numerous awards, including the Best New Comedy Olivier Award and the Evening Standard Award.
Playwright Marie Jones describes the return of Stones in Your Pocket as follows: “About 25 years ago, when this play premiered at the Lyric Theater, we knew very little about the wonderful journey that was waiting for us. From London to Broadway, Olivier Awards, Tony Awards nominations, 38 It has been translated into language, voiced, and still played all over the world, but it’s best to go home. “
Matthew McElhinney said he was happy to be able to bring his mother’s game back to Belfast.
“After conquering the world 25 years ago, I was able to work with an exciting team at Burn Theater to bring home the incredible hit Stones In His Pockets,” he said.
“What happens when a star becomes an extra and an extra becomes a star? Experience it at Lyric Theater Belfast – resurrected, recovered and rediscovered.
“This is the Stones you’ve never met him before. Welcome back.”
The creative team behind the production, designed by Gregor Donnelly, choreographed by Fleur Mellor, lighting design by Sam Rowcliffe-Tanner, sound design by Harry Smith, audiovisual design by Benjamin Collins and Alex Tabrizi, costumes by Denise Cleal consist of inspections. ..
Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at www.lyrictheatre.co.uk.