Hello and welcome to Plastic, a blog dedicated to exclusive backstage content about the play Plastic written by 2016 BAFTA nominee Kenneth Emson and directed by 2017 JMK Award winner Josh Roche. Plastic is a charged, poetic and unflinchingly honest new drama about time, memory and escape.

Here’s a short synopsis of the play:

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, lit up the school yard. Kev used to be the captain of the school football team. 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?

And what if some kids don’t?



The play will debut on the 3rd of April at the Old Red Lion Theatre and will run until the 21st. The production will then move on to perform at the Mercury Theatre Colchester from the 26th to the 28th of April. Book your tickets here or here.