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Marie Jones

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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 and 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 now setting out on a tour of 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.

CV

Theatre
Writer
Grand Opera House, Belfast
Creator Marie Jones, Martin Lynch, JJ Gilmore and Pat Gribben
Director Peter Sheridan
Writer Marie Jones
Starring Conor Grimes, Matt McElhinney, Marty Maguire, Aiden O'Neill & Kerri Quinn

Musical that tells the story of football legend George Best

Rock Doves 2010
Belfast Waterfront
Director Ian McElhinney
Writer Marie Jones
Starring Ian Beattie, Adrian Dunbar, Matthew McElhinney & Carol Moore

Play examining the after effects of the troubles in Belfast on its residents

A Very Weird Manor 2005
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Director Ian McElhinney
Writer Marie Jones
Starring Michael Condron, Dan Gordon , Helen Norton & Barry McEvoy

The owner of a crumbling manor invites in a documentary crew to restore its fortunes

The Blind Fiddler 2004
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Director Ian McElhinney
Writer Marie Jones
Starring Dan Gordon, Marty McGuire & Carol Moore

After his death, a middle aged woman sets out to discover more about the father she never felt she knew

Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Director Ian McElhinney
Writer Marie Jones
Starring Sean Campion & Conleth Hill

An Irish town is overrun by a Hollywood film crew

Women On The Verge Of HRT 1995
Irish Arts Centre, New York/Vaudeville, West End/Belfast Opera House/ Tour
Producer DubbleJoint Theatre Company
Writer Marie Jones
Starring Dan Gordon, Marie Jones & Eileen Pollock

When two middle aged women go to Donegal to see their hero Daniel O'Donnell they learn more about their own wishes and regrets

The Rock Theatre
Producer DubbleJoint Theatre Company
Writer Marie Jones
Starring Dan Gordon, Patrick Kielty & Marty Maguire

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
Writer Marie Jones
Starring Dan Gordon, Conleth Hill & Ian McElhinney

Adaptation of Gogol's classic work

Writer and Director
Theatre 59E59, New York
Director Marie Jones
Writer Marie Jones
Starring Tara Lynne O'Neill & Katie Tumelty

US première of Marie's play examining whether we are valued more in life or death

Grand Opera House, Belfast
Director Marie Jones
Writer Marie Jones
Starring Tara-Lynne O'Neill & Katie Tumelty

Black comedy examining whether we are valued more in death than life

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Film
Writer
Shooting for Socrates Feature
2013
New Black Films
In development
Director James Erskine
Writer Marie Jones

The story of Northern Ireland's match against Brazil in the 1986 World Cup