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Plastic – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer: Kenneth Emson Director: Josh Roche Reviewer: Stephen Bates With news stories again dominated by sickening violence on London’s streets, the arrival in the city of Essex playwright Kenneth Emson’s Plastic is about as timely as it could get. The 70-minute verse play, a dark thriller first seen at the 2015 Latitude Festival, gives a devastating account of how peer ...

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Plastic – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Marius von Mayenburg Translator: Maja Zade Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Claire Hayes   The ambition behind Marius von Mayenburg’s Plastic is dazzling: using the artifice of theatre, its shared space and storytelling communion, to question the boundaries between art and life. If you listen to the narrative of the play’s central character Serge Haulupa, conceptual artist and orchestrator of ...

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Latitude Lowdown: Poleroid Theatre

How would you describe your show in one sentence? Plastic is a dynamic new verse play by award-winning television and stage writer Kenneth Emson (HighTide/EastEnders/Doctors) exploring the first moments of adulthood; the hard edge of school abuse, the creation of urban folklore and the seemingly random moments that come to define our adult lives. How has the show developed on ...

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