A DOUBLE-HANDER with both actors playing a multitude of characters is the play heading for Malvern’s Festival Theatre tonight (Monday) for a one week run.

Marie Jones’ Olivier award-winning comedy, Stones in His Pockets, will feature Owen Sharpe and Kevin Trainor in this thought-provoking and witty play which arrives in the hills on Monday, April 22, for a one week run as part of a UK and Ireland tour.

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Rose Theatre Productions are behind the tour which will see this funny play directed by Lindsay Posner, one of the UK’s most renowned directors of comedy.

It has won numerous awards including the Olivier and Evening Standard Award for Best New Comedy, as well as three Tony nominations on Broadway, and it ran for four years in the West End. It has also been performed around the world.

It tells of a small village in rural Ireland that is turned upside-down when a major Hollywood film studio descends to make a historical blockbuster on location.

Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn are employed as extras along with numerous other locals.

As cultures clash, it becomes clear that Tinseltown’s romanticised dream of Ireland is a long, long way from reality.

Just two talented actors brilliantly bring to life a multitude of extraordinary characters, ranging from the spoilt American starlet to the English director and the village old timer from tonight through to Saturday, April 27.

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office 01684 892277 and online at malvern-theatres.co.uk.