20 Questions with Marie Jones

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The amazing story of The Miami Showband, one of Ireland’s greatest showbands in the 1960s and 1970s, is currently touring theatres across Ireland. Written by Marie Jones and Martin Lynch, the play takes audiences on an amazing rollercoaster ride from the glory days of the band through to the tragedy of 1995. The show features a full live band of actors and musicians.

We caught up with playwright Marie Jones to ask her our 20 questions.


What is your first memory?
I cant remember…too far back.

The last thing you think about before falling asleep is...
Whatever rubbish I am watching on the box as that is what puts me to sleep

Who is the most interesting person you've ever met?
David Ervine

Have you ever been in love?
Of course

Who would be your ideal dinner guest?
Quentin Tarrantino

Happiness is…
Listening to Bob Marley 

Who do you love?
Me and too many other people to name

What could you not live without?
My tweezers and Nair.

Tell us a secret…
Sorry..am an open book

Why are we here?
Because we are.

What's your greatest vice?

You are inspired by…
Other peoples stories.

The song you're most likely to sing at karaoke is…
Sweet Caroline.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Pleasure should  never be guilty

What is your happiest memory?
Opening on Broadway

Where is your favourite place in the whole world?
Antiparos in Greece.

The movie/s you could watch again and again is/are…
Dog Day Afternoon…..Custody.

What makes you angry?

What would you like to be remembered for?
Giving people a laugh

What are you working on right now?
A Comedy about Belfast in the 70’s in our street.

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