Pub pool tables continue to set the scene

Pub pool tables help to bring a sense of scenery to pubs – and this summer, they have been doing the same in several theatre productions.

The latest of these is A Handful of Stars, a production at London’s Trafalgar Studios until Friday July 25th.

A previous run of the show at Theatre503 was a sell-out success, prompting the decision to transfer the production to Trafalgar Studios so further audiences can enjoy it.

The show stars Keith Duffy and is the first revival of Billy Roche’s original production since 1988, transporting audiences back in time to the troubled decade.

Set in the Irish community of Wexford, main character Jimmy finds sanctuary in pub pool tables, retreating to his local pool hall to avoid the random acts of violence that occur in the outside world.

The story is one of bright ambition – and of the attempt to succeed against the odds and obstacles Jimmy faces in his troubled surroundings.

Following several other productions this summer that have used pool tables and fruit machines as set dressings, A Handful of Stars further demonstrates the scenic impact pool tables can have on an interior, whether it is a pub, club or a theatre.

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