When: 3rd – 21st April 2018
Where: Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ
£: Tickets cost £17 and £15 for concessions
What is it?
Plastic, a powerful new play that explores how the insecurities of childhood can follow us into later life, will be on at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London, from Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 21st April.
Plastic by BAFTA-nominated playwright Kenneth Emson is an unflinchingly honest drama about time, memory and escape.
Directed by JMK 2017 award winner Josh Roche (My Name Is Rachel Corrie), this poetic production is an extraordinary mix of drama and performance poetry, set in an Essex school.
Plastic tells the story of four young people who are forced into adulthood. Through its innovative verse, the performance examines the creation of urban folklore and the sealed world of adolescence with all its unique pressures; how hard it can be to survive, and how hard it is to be left behind.
Remember the moment you became an adult? Or did you miss it? Kev used to have a girlfriend called Lisa; she wore a fitted blazer and Reebok Classics, and lit up the school yard. Kev used to be the captain of the school football team and he scored the winner in the All-Essex schools cup final. Ben used to get beaten up most days. He stole money from his mum’s purse to pay off ‘Wicksy’. Now he’s an accountant. But Ben always had Jack. His loyal, unbreakable mate Jack. Adults are the kids that survive school right? But what if some kids don’t?
Plastic will also be touring to the Mercury Theatre in Essex from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th April 2018.