An Audience with Marie Jones
Theatre-going is often seen as the preserve of a minority. Marie Jones, however, has broken the mould by writing sell-out plays such as "A Night in November" and "Stones in His Pockets" which has been translated into 27 languages. Her plays resonate with the public, not just here in Northern Ireland but also across the globe. As one observer remarked: “Jones writes the kind of plays that make theatre critics sneer and ordinary audiences cheer.”
Stranmillis celebrates Marie Jones' remarkable achievements as she discusses how she has successfully taken the theatre out of an elitist ghetto and made it accessible to everyone.
During the course of the evening, Marie will recall her memories of her school days - especially when her headmistress sent her to join the drama group as a "punishment". She'll also discuss how the lack of challenging roles for local actresses led to the establishment of the Charabanc Theatre Company.
Facilitator: Peter Weil, MA BA (Hons)