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Stones in His Pockets
Picture of cowPlayed 26th April - 1st May, 2004
Written by Marie Jones
Directed by
Hugh Borthwick
Based on Original Staging by Ian McElhinney
Produced by Chae Lian & Richard Gardner
Staged at The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre
 
Stones in His Pockets Gardner & Wife's second West End show, STONES IN HIS POCKETS, was co-produced with the Embassy of Ireland to celebrate Ireland's 2004 Presidency of the European Union. Malaysia Airlines flew in both the West End cast and award-winning playwright Marie Jones OBE especially for the Irish Ambassador's Gala at the J.W. Marriott Hotel. Actors Sean Sloan and Kieran Lagan received a standing ovation, and went on to a week of full houses at The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre.
 

CAST
SEAN SLOAN as Charlie Conlon
Sean SloanOver the years with STONES IN HIS POCKETS, Sean has performed in both the Ambassadors Theatre and the Duke Of York’s Theatre in the West End of London and worldwide in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, Austria, Israel and ending the world tour closer to home in Cork, Ireland.

Sean was born and raised in Camlough, a small village near Newry in Northern Ireland. He obtained a degree in production management at the university in Belfast, followed by a postgraduate acting programme at Mountview Theatre School in London.

Other theatre credits include MARAT/SADE at the Peacock Theatre in Dublin; ROMEO & JULIET for the Solent People's Theatre; ROBIN OF SHERWOOD at the Liverpool Playhouse Theatre; LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS at Chichester Festival Theatre; THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR at the Watermill Theatre, NEWBURY and DICK BARTON SPECIAL AGENT at the Warehouse Theatre, Croydon.

He feels extremely privileged and proud to be involved in the production of STONES IN HIS POCKETS in Malaysia!

KIERAN LAGAN as Jake Quinn
Kieran LaganKieran Gerard Lagan first appeared in STONES IN HIS POCKETS at the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End of London.

Kieran was brought up outside Maghera, Co. Derry and then went to London and trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama where he graduated with a BA in Acting in 1996.

Since then his theatre credits has included THE WEIR and THE LONESOME WEST at the Bolton Octagon, ON MCQUILLAN`S HILL and SECOND-HAND THUNDER for The Tinderbox Theatre Company, THE DYBUKK at the Battersea Arts Centre, SOMETIMES and THE LOST CHILD for Replay Theatre Company, THE LAVENDER SONG at The Prince Theatre, Greenwich, and PETER PAN Newbury, Watermill Theatre.

On television, Kieran has just completed filming as one of the leading roles in I FOUGHT THE LAW, a new drama series for BBC Northern Ireland. He also has done several Radio Plays for BBC Radio.

This is Kieran’s first visit to Malaysia and is delighted for the opportunity!
 
CREW
Stage Manager - Syed Zalihafe
Lighting Operator - Ee Chee Wei
Sound Operator - Syed Zalihafe
Wardrobe Master - Keat Khoo
Set Builder - Paul Hasham
 
REVIEWS
The Star25/04/2004 The Star by Martin Vengadesan
DUO DAZZLE IN 12 ROLES
take one’s breath away… Lagan steals the show… Sloan is always faultless… brilliant… Hugh Borthwick’s clever direction… expert lighting and stage management… talented Marie Jones, and Sloan and Lagan, who most deserved the standing ovation + more

New Straits Times27/04/2004 New Straits Times by U-En Ng
HOPE, FAILURE AND IRISH COMEDY
Jones’ script is sharp, witty and concise… the imagination triumphs… a remarkable play about remarkable changes everywhere… two very remarkable actors + more

25/04/2004 New Straits Times
Sloan and Lagan are extremely talented… The play is a tribute to theatre.