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Coming up at Eastern Angles

Eastern Angles is a Suffolk-based touring theatre company, working across the East of England. At their unique centre in Ipswich, audiences and artists interact, whilst their touring programme takes theatre direct to rural communities. They are renowned for their unique ability to perform almost anywhere, from aircraft hangars to tithe barns and from heritage sites to city centres.


Their Artistic Director, Jake Smith, joined the company in Summer 2023, having previously worked as a freelance director at organisations including the National Theatre, Almeida Theatre and Chicester Festival Theatre, as well as is in the West End. You can read more about his experience of moving to the region, and some top tips, in his Behind the Scenes blog. This Spring he will direct his first Eastern Angles production “My first production is the tragi-comedy Stones in His Pockets, where in one evening two actors take on fifteen parts. It’s a really feel-good night out and looks at how a community can rise together in challenging times.”

The play is set in a rural town in County Kerry, which is overrun by a Hollywood film crew, and centres on two friends – Charlie and Jakes – who are employed as extras on the film. First shown in Belfast in 1996, Stones in his Pockets then moved onto Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, before enjoying awards and critical acclaim in the West End and on Broadway. It has been revived at The Tricycle Theatre and as a touring production.


The production will tour the region from 14 March to 18 May. Find out more on the Eastern Angles website