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Comic theatre production Stones in His Pockets will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year with a new production and a national tour.

Described as a performance of breakneck pace, Stones in His Pockets will play at The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster from 25th February until 12th March, before touring the nation until 28th May.


Written by Marie Jones, Stones in His Pockets is performed by two actors who play a vast array of eccentric characters, the two main ones being Charlie and Jake.

The story follows the amazement, envy and delight felt by the pair as their quiet Irish village community is turned upside down following the arrival of a Hollywood film crew looking for the ‘real’ Ireland for their latest blockbuster film.

Irish actors Conan Sweeny and Charlie de Bromhead will play Charlie and Jake respectively.

The play’s director, John Terry said: “Stones in His Pockets is the most theatrical of theatre experiences. Two actors embody two whole communities of people – a rural Irish village, and a Hollywood film crew – in all of their vivid, eccentric glory.

Selected tour dates:

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham: 17th – 19th March
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: 31st March – 2nd April
The Theatre Chipping Norton: 5th – 16th April
Corn Exchange, Newbury: 19th April
Cassington Village Hall, Oxfordshire: 22nd April
Towngate Theatre, Basildon: 24th April
Roxburgh Theatre, Stowe: 30th April
Robertsbridge, East Sussex: 5th May
Salisbury Playhouse: 12th – 14th May  
New Theatre, Portsmouth: 23rd – 24th May

More about Stones in His Pockets

The comedy, which is suitable for individuals over the age of 13, has proven an international success since its premier in 1996, having played in more than 30 countries and won an Olivier award.

This latest version is presented by The Dukes in Lancaster and The Theatre Chipping Norton in association with the Oxfordshire Theatre Company.

Group travel organisers should contact their chosen venue for group rates and discounts.

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