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