Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Rose Theatre Productions will present Marie Jones’ Olivier Award-winning comedy, Stones in His Pockets, at Malvern Theatres.

Owen Sharpe and Kevin Trainor will take on a multitude of characters "in this hysterically funny, thought-provoking and witty play, directed by Lindsay Posner, one of the UK’s most renowned directors of comedy".

The spokesman added: "Stones in His Pockets has won numerous awards including the Olivier and Evening Standard Award for Best New Comedy, as well as three Tony nominations on Broadway. The play ran for four years in the West End and has since been performed around the world.

"A small village in rural Ireland is turned upside down when a major Hollywood film studio descends to make a historical blockbuster on location. Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn are employed as extras along with numerous other locals. As cultures clash, it becomes clear that Tinseltown’s romanticised dream of Ireland is a long, long way from reality."

Just two talented actors brilliantly bring to life a multitude of extraordinary characters, ranging from the spoilt American starlet to the English director and the village old timer.

Owen Sharpe’s most recent theatre credits include The Pillowman (Gaiety) and Love and Understanding (Theatre des Capucins), and previously The Glass Supper, Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards The Somme (Hampstead Theatre), 66 Books (Bush Theatre), Piaf (Vaudeville Theatre), Oliver Twist (Lyric Theatre), The Recruiting Officer (Garrick) and She Stoops to Conquer (National Theatre). TV includes Titanic and Doctors.

Kevin Trainor recently starred in An Octoroon at the National Theatre and Orange Tree. His previous stage credits include in Dauphin, D’Estivet (Lyric, Belfast), The Lovers of Viorne (Frontier Theatre) and Doctor Faustus (West Yorkshire Playhouse). Television appearances include Houdini and Doyle, Endeavour, Utopia, Vera and London Irish.

Lindsay Posner’s (Director) many acclaimed productions include Noises Off (The Old Vic), Curtains (Rose Theatre Kingston) and Abigail’s Party, Relatively Speaking and Hay Fever (West End). He was Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre from 1987 - 1992, where his production of Death and the Maiden won two Olivier Awards.

Stones in his Pockets will be on stage at Malvern Theatres from Monday April 22 to Saturday April 27. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office 01684 892277 and online at