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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
Marie JonesMarie Jones. Born in Belfast, Marie Jones has written extensively for radio, television and the stage. She was Writer-in-Residence with Charabanc Theatre Company from 1983-1990. Her plays have been performed in many countries, such as the former Soviet Union, Germany, Canada, Britain and the USA. A NIGHT IN NOVEMBER won the TMA award for Best Touring Production and the Glasgow Mayfest Award. STONES IN HIS POCKETS was a major international success, winning the 1999 Irish Times/ESB Irish Theatre Award for Best Production, both the Laurence Olivier Award and London Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy, and nominated for three Tony Awards. Jones was the recipient of the John Hewitt Award for Contribution to Cultural Traditions, and she was awarded a Special Judges Award at the Belfast Arts Awards 2000. She was recently awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II and an Honorary Doctorate in Literature from Queens University Belfast.
Hugh BorthwickHugh Borthwick. Recently involved in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s UK National tour of John Barton’s THE HOLLOW CROWN. Recent directing credits include DESTINATION ELEVATION (Soho Theatre, London), and MY COUSIN RACHEL (UK National Tour). Hugh was the Resident Assistant Director of STONES IN HIS POCKETS for four years at The Duke of York’s Theatre and The New Ambassador’s Theatre in London. He also directed the production on its UK, and US National tours, as well as assisting on the Broadway, World Tour, Israel, Sweden, Dublin, and Belfast productions. Other Staff Directing credits include DEATHTRAP (UK National Tour), WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF H.R.T. (Vaudeville Theatre, London, and UK/Irish Tours), WOMEN ON THE VERGE…GET A LIFE! (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, and UK/Irish Tours), SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (UK Tour), and SIX BLACK CANDLES (Croydon Warehouse).