a rural community in County Kerry, Ireland is turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood film crew on location to capture ‘real’ Ireland.
Locals Charlie and Jake are employed as extras for the film but, like the rest of the village, they really struggle to present the Americans’ romanticised view of their land.
The play calls upon a cast of two to perform all 15 characters, often switching gender and voice quickly with the bare minimum of costume changes, maybe just a jacket or a hat.
Marie Jones’ play won the Best New Comedy Olivier Award (2001) and the Evening Standard Award in 2000.
It is described as hilarious but poignant as tragedy does strike in the village as a result of the Hollywood ‘invasion’.
The show runs at the Chesterfield theatre from tonight, Tuesday (Feb 26) to Saturday.
It is the last in the theatre’s Spring Plays Season, which of fered tickets for three productions for the price of two.
Tickets are priced from £15 and are available from the Chesterfield Theatres Box Office on 01246 345222 or online at chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk.