Stones in His Pockets is a tragicomedy.
*All 15 characters of the play are performed interchangeably by two actors.
The town has been taken over by a production crew for a new Hollywood film and many of the villagers have a role as extras. They are initially delighted with the excitement. Charlie wants to be a scriptwriter and having so many from Hollywood in close proximity gives him hope that his script could be made into a movie. Jake is recently returned from New York and it caught up in the glamour of it all. The tide turns unexpectedly the night that Caroline, the beautiful Hollywood star, rebuffs Sean Harkin, a local teenager, and the villagers are forced to re-evaluate what is really important.
“Sad, Hilarious and Irresistible” – The London Sunday Times.
“Stones in His Pockets is a rare case where the writing works as deftly as the acting, where a phrase is as instantly evocative as a gesture or a glance. Marie Jones is very funny and her observations of the hectic compression of a film set are dead on..” -Vanity Fair
“Gleefully tongue-in-cheek comedy” – Elle
“Witty and beautifully crafted tragicomedy…Jones has a sharp ear for a comic line and the ability to cut to the heart of the tragedy. Her script fits together like a Swiss watch.” – London Evening Standard
“Marie Jones pulls off an ingenious theatrical trick that has a political kick” – Time Out
“An unalloyed source of joy, laughter, tears and delight” – Daily Mail
“A Nimble examination of the exploitative, collusive relationship between Hollywood and rural Ireland… Jones writes sentences that sing.”- London Observer
“It is clearly magical.” – The Guardian