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Thu 26 April 2018
Sat 28 April 2018
Approx 1hr 10mins, no interval
£13.50 & Discounts
Mercury Studio Theatre

Following an acclaimed debut at Latitude Festival 2015, the multi-award winning Poleroid Theatre in association with the Mercury Theatre bring Plastic a powerful new play by local prizewinning playwright Kenneth Emson to Colchester this Spring.

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?

But some kids don’t.

A charged, poetic, unflinchingly honest new drama about time, memory and escape by BAFTA nominated Essex playwright Kenneth Emson, winner of the Mercury’s 2016 playwriting competition, produced by the multi-award winning new writing company Poleroid Theatre, directed by the critically acclaimed Josh Roche (Young Vic/RSC).

 On Friday 27th April, lead by their award-winning creative team, Poleroid are also offering an exciting free practical workshop for young people aged 14+ to accompany this production before the show, and there will be a Q&A with the cast after the show.  



Make a night of it by booking a pre-show meal at Food @ the Mercury. Simply add either a two (£13.95) or three course (£15.95) meal to your basket along with your theatre tickets.

No need to choose what you are having in advance – simply select from the delicious options available on the night.

This show has been paired with our Snowdrop menu. Click here to take a look!

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