From thrones to stones for Ian

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Multi award-win­ning com­edy Stones in my Pock­ets, the tale of a quiet Ir­ish com­mu­nity turned up­side down by the ar­rival of a Hol­ly­wood movie shoot is com­ing to the Ayles­bury Wa­ter­side The­atre on Tues­day, Septem­ber 16. We speak to the show’s di­rec­tor, and star of Game of Thrones, Ian McEl­hin­ney about the play, which is writ­ten by his wife, Ir­ish writer Marie Jones see another body shape, hear another voice, and be­come aware of a dif­fer­ent per­son. They have to be able to give you that flex­i­bil­ity, and some ac­tors are very gifted that way. What we try to do is cre­ate that magic with­out props and with­out go­ing off the stage but sim­ply by tran­si­tion­ing around each other. singing in the town with his company Bright Starz.

The fa­ther-of-two said: “I like the El­giva, it is in­ti­mate, ev­ery­one is so lovely and it is a home away from home. The first time I stepped off the un­der­ground in Che­sham, I liked it.”

He said: “I en­joy the mu­sic from South Pa­cific but it is re­ally nice mu­sic across the board.

“It is a show that is worth com­ing to see. It is a very high qual­ity cast and it is very un­usual for us to have all of the rights for so many songs in one per­for­mance.”

The Rogers and Ham­mer­stein Song­book is on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 3 at The El­giva, St Mary’s Way, Che­sham, HP5 1HR.

To book tick­ets visit www.el­giva.com.

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