Touch of the blarney for Mull theatre

The Oban Times - - News/feature -

MULL Theatre is de­lighted to be back on the stage with a new show, Stones in His Pock­ets, open­ing at Druimfin, Tober­mory, be­fore tour­ing to venues across Scot­land.

The plot be­gins in County Kerry, Ire­land. A ru­ral com­mu­nity is turned up­side down by the ar­rival of an Amer­i­can film crew on lo­ca­tion to cap­ture ‘real’ Ire­land for their Hol­ly­wood block­buster.

When lo­cals, Char­lie Con­lon and Jake Quinn, are em­ployed as ex­tras for the film, they, like the rest of the vil­lage, strug­gle to present the Amer­i­cans’ ro­man­ti­cised Ire­land, a stark con­trast to the re­al­ity of daily life.

From the lo­cal lads in­tent on be­ing stars, to the film’s Amer­i­can lead ac­tress, whose Ir­ish ac­cent leaves a lot to be de­sired, two ac­tors por­tray a mul­ti­tude of char­ac­ters in this hi­lar­i­ous yet poignant up­dated pro­duc­tion of Marie Jones’ hit play. The hugely suc­cess­ful com­edy was a Fringe hit, had a phe­nom­e­nal West End run, won an Olivier Award for Best New Com­edy, and was nom­i­nated for three Tony Awards.

Stones in His Pock­ets opens at Druimfin, home of the com­pany, to­day (Au­gust 20) be­fore tour­ing Scot­land through­out Au­gust and Septem­ber. The show is suit­able for those aged 12 and over. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion can be found at www.co­mar.co.uk

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