OPENING THURSDAY 13TH JUNE 2019 AT THE NEW THEATRE CARDIFF
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. Just two talented actors brilliantly bring to life a multitude of extraordinary characters, 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.
CAST AND CREATIVE
Just two talented actors brilliantly bring to life a multitude of extraordinary characters, ranging from the spoilt American starlet to the English director and the village old timer.
Owen Sharpe’s most recent theatre credits include The Pillowman (Gaiety) and Love and Understanding (Theatre des Capucins), and previously The Glass Supper, Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards The Somme (Hampstead Theatre), 66 Books (Bush Theatre), Piaf (Vaudeville Theatre), Oliver Twist (Lyric Theatre), The Recruiting Officer (Garrick) and She Stoops to Conquer (National Theatre). TV includes Titanic and Doctors.
Kevin Trainor recently starred in An Octoroon at the National Theatre and Orange Tree. His previous stage credits include in Dauphin, D’Estivet (Lyric, Belfast), The Lovers of Viorne (Frontier Theatre) and Doctor Faustus (West Yorkshire Playhouse). Television appearances include Houdini and Doyle, Endeavour, Utopia, Vera and London Irish.
Lindsay Posner’s (Director) many acclaimed productions include Noises Off (The Old Vic), Curtains (Rose Theatre Kingston) and Abigail’s Party, Relatively Speaking and Hay Fever (West End). He was Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre from 1987 – 1992, where his production of Death and the Maiden won two Olivier Awards.
LIST OF QUOTES
- “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” Guardian
- “HAS A RARE THEATRICAL KICK… I ENVY THOSE CATCHING IT FOR THE FIRST TIME” Daily Telegraph
- “VERY IRISH AND VERY FUNNY” Irish Times
- “A GEM..FUNNY AND ENGROSSING. A DELIGHT FROM BEGINNING TO END” Daily Express
- “A WONDERFULLY ENJOYABLE EVENING” Independent
- “A HILARIOUS TEARJERKER…THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED” Mail on Sunday
- “MAGICAL” Guardian
- “NOT TO BE MISSED” Sunday Telegraph
Thursday 13th June 2019 – 14:30pm & 19:30pm, Friday 14th June 2019 – 19:30pm, Saturday 15th June 2019 – 14:30pm & 19:30pm
Box office 02920 87 88 89 or book online www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk