Barn Theatre’s 25th Anniversary production of ‘Stones in His Pockets’ to run at Lyric Theatre Belfast this summer!

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester have today announced the full cast and creative team for the Northern Irish transfer of the 25th Anniversary production of Marie Jones’ Olivier award-winning tragicomedy, Stones in His Pockets, which first premiered in Cirencester in Summer 2021.

The production will return to Lyric Theatre Belfast – where the original production debuted back in 1999 – from 7 June to 3 July 2022.

Stones in His Pockets is directed by Matthew McElhinney (son of the playwright Marie Jones and the play’s original director Ian McElhinney) and sees the return of Shaun Blaney as Jake and Gerard McCabe as Charlie.

Set in rural Ireland, Stones in His Pockets follows a small village that is turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood studio to film the latest historical blockbuster. Told through the eyes of local lads Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, who are employed as extras, it soon becomes clear that Tinseltown’s romanticised dream of Ireland is a long way from reality.

Stones in His Pockets has design by Gregor Donnelly, choreography by Fleur Mellor, lighting design by Sam Rowcliffe-Tanner, sound design by Harry Smith, AV design by Benjamin Collins and Alex Tabrizi and Denise Cleal as costume supervisor.

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