by Marie Jones. Directed by Colette Dockery.
Wednesday 29 November – Saturday 2 December and
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 December at 7.30pm
Matinées on Saturdays 2 and 9 December at 3pm.
At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington
Ingenious, hilarious and poignant
A two-man show about a small rural town in Ireland where a Hollywood epic is being filmed. After a tragic incident concerning a local teenager, Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, who are employed as extras for the filming, give an account of events, taking on all the roles themselves.
The two actors play 14 characters in an energetic, funny and highly entertaining comedy with a poignant undercurrent. This hilarious multi-award winner ran for four years in London’s West End.
Charlie : Kevin Furness
Jake : Hugh O’Shea
Director : Colette Dockery
Set Design : Phillip Ley
Costume Design : Christine Bowmaker
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley
Sound Design : David East
Stage Manager and Assistant Director : David East
Assistant Stage Manager : Myriam Laurent
Lighting Operator : Michelle Balgobin
Sound Operator : Arthur Poole
Set Construction and Rigging : Olga Iliou, Alex Burton, Olga Walkowska, Seun Debiyi, Gary O’Keefe, Valentina Pyne, Andy Hind, Keith Syrett, Angelika Michitsch, Izzy Cooper
Special thanks to : Andrew Lightfoot (CNC Designer and Operator), Kenny Witthuhn, Liam Summerfield, Rob Myer & the team at Light Fantastic Production Services
Photography by Pau Ros
|Hugh O’Shea works as a dialect coach for actors and as a communication skills trainer in the public and private sector. He originally trained as an actor and for much of his twenties acted in London theatre shows. It is his first show at the Tower.|
Kevin Furness joined the Tower in 2018. This is his tenth appearance with the company, having appeared in 1984, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pygmalion, Penny From Heaven, Port Authority, Bouncers, Ghost Stories, All That Fall and Richard III.
Stones in His Pockets is Colette Dockery‘s twelfth show for the Tower. Past directing credits include Oleanna, Mojo, The Slab Boys, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Two, The Woman who Cooked her Husband, Blue/Orange and, most recently, The Beauty Queen of Leenane. She started as an actor with the Tower, moving into directing 12 years ago.