A Critical Stages Production
Director: Chris Bendall
Cast: Grant Cartwright and Sean Hawkins
Designer: Dann Barber
Costume Designer: Michael Hili
Lighting Designer: Alex Berlage
Sound Designer: Nate Edmondson
Assistant Director: Christie Koppe
Photographer: Robert Catto
Dialect Coach: Amy Hume
Touring Stage Manager: Juz McGuire

Stones In His Pockets is the hilarious and moving tale of a quiet Irish community turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood movie shoot.

Alternatively riotously funny and deeply moving, the performance features virtuosic performances by two outstanding actors who play 15 characters between them – from the two Irish extras looking for a bright future on the silver screen, to the young local, bitter about being rejected for a job on set, to the gorgeous Hollywood superstar.

What people are saying

Cartwright and Hawkins’ whirlwind, muscular performances, and terrific direction by Chris Bendall, on a welcome return to Perth, made for a genuinely engaging entertainment that was warmly, and justly, applauded by a capacity audience. David Zampatti, The West Australian

Hawkins and Cartwright are assured in their performances, even as they allow their own personalities to shine through. They create an engaging and very funny two hours of theatre. Weekend Notes

What people are saying

Stones in His Pockets” is a good story told well, made even better by what audiences don’t see coming. And its exploration of the idea of a story in which extras are the main players and stars are the extras, is interesting in its consideration. The tragi-comedy represents an ideal balance of humour and emotion and, as such, is absolutely charming. Meredith Walker, Blue Curtains Brisbane

Past Seasons

2017 National Tour

18 March 2017 Riverside Theatres Parramatta NSW

23-25 March 2017 Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre NSW

31 Mar-1 Apr 2017 QUT Gardens Theatre QLD

2 April 2017 Byron Theatre NSW

4 April 2017 Capitol Theatre Tamworth NSW

8 April 2017 Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre WA

9 April 2017 Arts Margaret River WA

12 April 2017 Don Russell Performing Arts Centre WA

15 April 2017 Albany Entertainment Centre WA

19 April 2017 Queens Park Theatre WA

21-22 April 2017 Subiaco Arts Centre WA

28 April 2017 COPACC VIC

29 April 2017 Wyndham Cultural Centre VIC

3-4 May 2017 Burrinja Cultural Centre VIC

6 May 2017 Griffith Regional Theatre NSW

4-9 July 2017 Glen Street Theatre NSW


2016 Regional NSW Tour

Cast: Grant Cartwright & Scott Sheridan

The Royal Theatre, Quirindi
Prince of Wales Opera House, Gulgong
The Roxy Theatre, Bingara
TAS Hoskins Centre, Armidale
Coonamble Bowling Club

2015 Regional NSW Tour

Cast: Grant Cartwright & Sean Hawkins

Temora Town Hall Theatre
Southern Cross Cinema, Young
Wentworth Town Hall
Theatre 44, Broken Hill
Menindee Community Hall
White Cliffs Community Hall
Gloucester Senior Citizens Centre
Singleton Youth Venue