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.
Most recently 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.