Touch of the blarney for Mull theatre
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