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Marie Jones

Marie Jones

Marie Jones OBE is a Belfast-based actress and playwright. She was one of the core founding members of Charabanc Theatre Company in 1983, and in 1991 she co-founded DubbelJoint Productions alongside Pam Brighton and Mark Lambert. Marie Jones has written a number of plays for theatre and television, such as Women On The Verge Of HRT, A Night in November, Now You’re Talkin’, The Hamster Wheel, and Weddin’s Weeins and Wakes. Stones in his Pockets, which she wrote for DubbelJoint in 1996, played at the New Ambassador and Duke of York's Theatres, and was awarded Best Comedy in 2001 (2000 season) at the Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards, and the London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Comedy (2000). As an actress, Marie Jones starred in films, including Philomena (2013), In the Name of the Father (1993) and Closing the Ring (2007). She was awarded an OBE in 2002.

Material in the Marie Jones collection includes scripts and production materials (programmes, reviews, research) for Charabanc, DubbelJoint and Marie Jones’ independent plays. This includes selected materials from The Blind Fiddler of Glenadaugh, Christmas Eve Can Kill You, Weddins Weeins and Wakes (Charabanc), and Eddie Bottom's Dream (DubbelJoint), of which the full collection is available at the Linen Hall Library.  

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