Get to know Marie Jones, writer of ‘Fly Me To The Moon’, comes to Civic Theatre on 1st October!

Marie JonesBorn in Belfast, Marie was writer-in-residence for Charabanc Theatre Company from 1983 to 1990.

Marie’s plays have toured extensively throughout the world, including the former Soviet Union, Germany, coast to coast in America, Canada, Britain and Ireland. Her plays include an adaptation of Gogol’s The Government Inspector, which toured in Britain and Ireland, A Night in November (London, Glasgow, New York and three tours of Ireland), Women on the Verge of HRT (Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow and London’s Vaudeville Theatre) and Stones in His Pockets, which toured Ireland prior to the Dublin Theatre Festival and its West End and Broadway debut in 2000. It garnered many awards including the Lawrence Olivier Award, The Evening Standard Award and three Tony nominations for best new play.

Other drama includes Lay up Your Ends co-written with Martin Lynch, Somewhere over the Balcony, The Hamster Wheel, The Blind Fiddler, Wedding, Weens and Wakes; Christmas Eve

Can Kill You, Ethel Workman Is Innocent and Rock Doves, and most recently, Dancing Shoes – The George Best Story, saying it was quite possibly the most exciting project she had been involved with. Completing a UK/Irish Tour the production included standing ovations everywhere.

Marie’s new play Fly Me to the Moons Northern Irish premiere comes after a critically acclaimed tour of cities in Scotland and England by Paines Plough.

Marie’s drama work for BBC Radio Four includes The Hamster Wheel, Christmas Eve Can Kill You, Wedding, Weens and Wakes; and The Blind Fiddler. Her writing for BBC TV includes a three-part drama series Tribes and The Hamster Wheel and, for Channel Four, Wingnut and the Sprog.

As an actress, Marie has performed in most of the major theatres of Ireland and the UK.

Marie’s television acting credits include Life after Life, You, Me and Marley and Space Oddity. Her work in film includes Hush-a-Bye Baby, Middletown and the role of Sarah Conlon in ‘In The Name of the Father’. She has been awarded two honorary doctorates of literature and an OBE.

Moon Image 2ABOUT THE PLAY: FLY ME TO THE MOON
Francis and Loretta are community care workers. Davy, one of their elderly charges, has had a significant win on the horses, but he doesn’t know. When the cash-strapped women learn that Davey will not be around for a considerable time they are faced with a mouth-watering dilemma. Marie Jones is the author of the smash-hits Stones in His Pockets and Women On The Verge of HRT. Her hilarious new comedy investigates whether we are valued more in life or in death. Featuring Tara Lynne O’Neil and Katie Tumelty.

‘Fizzes with comic energy’ Belfast News Letter

WHEN:
Tuesday, 1st – Saturday, 5th October 2013 @ 8pm
Civic Theatre< Tallaght, Dublin 24

TICKETS:
€10 on opening night (Tues 1st Oct)
€20 & €16 concession

BOOK TICKETS by phoning 01 4627477 or online here.

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About Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre's Mission is to mount an artistic and challenging programme of contemporary and classical Irish and international work in Theatre, Dance, Opera and Music for the community of South Dublin county and environs. History The Civic Theatre, opened in March 1999, a project of South Dublin County Council and also grant aided by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands. The first production at The Civic Theatre Tallaght was Howie the Rookie by Mark O'Rowe, directed by Mike Bradwell and starring Aidan Kelly and Karl Shiels. It opened on the 23rd March 1999. Since opening we have developed relationships with most Irish theatre companies and most opera, contemporary dance, ballet and children's theatre companies, developing healthy audiences for these. We are particularly proud of our co-productions – to date we've produced; or co-produced 22 plays, involving new Irish writing. We have hosted wonderful international productions, fantastic local work, and we have had some terrific nights of music on stage at the Civic.
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