Award-winning comedy Stones In His Pockets coming to South Shields

An award-winning comedy is coming to South Tyneside as part of its 20th anniversary tour.
Conan Sweeney and Charlie de Bromhead in Stones In His Pockets.Conan Sweeney and Charlie de Bromhead in Stones In His Pockets.
Conan Sweeney and Charlie de Bromhead in Stones In His Pockets.

Stones In His Pockets is on stage at the Customs House in Mill Dam, South Shields, on Thursday.

Irish actors Conan Sweeny and Charlie de Bromhead play a vast array of characters in the play by Marie Jones.

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Director John Terry said: “Stones in His Pockets is the most theatrical of theatre experiences. Two actors embody two whole communities of people – a rural Irish village, and a Hollywood film crew – in all of their vivid, eccentric glory.

“Before our eyes, without so much as a costume change, the actors transform from character to character – the stage feels crowded with people. It is a magic trick full of delight and discovery, endless hilarity and astonishing skill.”

This new production is presented by the theatre Chipping Norton and The Dukes, Lancaster, in association with Oxfordshire Theatre Company, with actors who have extensive stage, television and film careers.

Performed at a breakneck pace, the Olivier Award-winning play has become internationally renowned and deeply loved among audiences in more than 30 countries, since it was premiered in 1996.

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Customs House Executive director Ray Spencer said: “This was a huge hit the last time we had this show and this new production of the play has already received five-star reviews – a must see.”

The show is now on tour across the country supported by Arts Council England.

Tickets cost £15 with a £13 concession. To book, go to or call 0191 454 1234.