Marie Jones

Playwright
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Biography

Marie Jones is an award-winning Irish writer and has written extensively for stage and television. Her play Stones in His Pockets was an international success, has been performed in over thirty countries to date, and has won numerous awards all over the world. Both Women on the Verge of HRT and A Night in November were revived in London and Belfast in 2008 and HRT toured the UK in 2009. Marie co-wrote the book for the smash hit musical, Dancing Shoes, which sold out the Belfast Opera House for its initial eight week run in summer 2010.

Marie's comedy Fly Me To The Moon has played at the Grand Opera House in Belfast, before transferring to New York and touring around Ireland.

Marie is one of the founding members of the Charabanc Theatre Company and was its Writer in Residence from 1983-90. She also works as an actress and played Sarah Conlon in the Jim Sheridan film In the Name of the Father.

Marie received the John Hewitt Award for outstanding contribution to culture, tradition and the arts in Northern Ireland.Her most recent play Mistletoe and Crime won a huge sell-out hit at The Lyric Belfast for Christmas 2014. 

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Theatre

Writer

Director Dan Gordon
 

Two WPCs try to keep order during an unruly Christmas in Belfast

Lyric Theatre, Belfast
 
Starring
  • Tara Lynne O'Neill
  • Katie Tumelty
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    US première of Marie's play examining whether we are valued more in life or death
    Theatre 59E59, New York
     
    Starring
  • Tara-Lynne O'Neill
  • Katie Tumelty
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    Black comedy examining whether we are valued more in death than life
    Grand Opera House, Belfast
     
    Creator Marie Jones, Martin Lynch, JJ Gilmore and Pat Gribben
    Director Peter Sheridan
    Starring
  • Conor Grimes
  • Matt McElhinney
  • Marty Maguire
  • Aiden O'Neill
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    Musical that tells the story of football legend George Best
    Grand Opera House, Belfast
     
    Director Ian McElhinney
    Starring
  • Ian Beattie
  • Adrian Dunbar
  • Matthew McElhinney
  • Carol Moore
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    Play examining the after effects of the troubles in Belfast on its residents
    Belfast Waterfront
     
    Director Ian McElhinney
    Starring
  • Michael Condron
  • Dan Gordon
  • Helen Norton
  • Barry McEvoy
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    The owner of a crumbling manor invites in a documentary crew to restore its fortunes
    Lyric Theatre, Belfast
     
    Director Ian McElhinney
    Starring
  • Dan Gordon
  • Marty McGuire
  • Carol Moore
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    After his death, a middle aged woman sets out to discover more about the father she never felt she knew
    Lyric Theatre, Belfast
     
    Stones In His Pockets
    Olivier Award Winner: Best Comedy
    Director Ian McElhinney
    Starring
  • Sean Campion
  • Conleth Hill
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    An Irish town is overrun by a Hollywood film crew
    Lyric Theatre, Belfast
     
    Producer DubbleJoint Theatre Company
    Starring
  • Dan Gordon
  • Eileen Pollock
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    When two middle aged women go to Donegal to see their hero Daniel O'Donnell they learn more about their own wishes and regrets
    Irish Arts Centre, New York/Vaudeville, West End/Belfast Opera House/ Tour
     
    Producer DubbleJoint Theatre Company
    Starring
  • Dan Gordon
  • Patrick Kielty
  • Marty Maguire
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    One man show about the Republic of Ireland Football Team at the World Cup in the USA in 1994
    The Rock Theatre
     
    Producer DubbleJoint Theatre Company
    Starring
  • Dan Gordon
  • Conleth Hill
  • Ian McElhinney
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    Adaptation of Gogol's classic work
    The Rock Theatre
     

    Film

    Writer

     
    The story of Northern Ireland's match against Brazil in the 1986 World Cup
    New Black Films
    In development
     

    Creator & Writer

     

    Marie Jones' smash hit play Stones in His Pockets is adapted for a film, starring Ronan Keating and Conleth Hill