Stones in His Pockets marked its 1,000th performance in the West End in October 2002. The production was conceived in Belfast in 1999 and less than three years later it found its way to London. It has also become something of an international phenomenon, with translations in 22 languages, from Finnish to French and even Icelandic.
The current West End cast are Rupert Degas and Brian Doherty; but from 14 July, fresh from a UK tour of Stones Hugh Lee will be taking over from Doherty in the part of Jake Quinn. The play's many awards include the Whatsonstage.com, Olivier and Evening Standard awards for Best Comedy and a Special Achievement Award from the Outer Critics Circle in New York.
- by Hannah Kennedy