NEWS: Casting Announced for Kenneth Emson’s Plastic at the Old Red Lion Theatre

Full casting has been announced for Josh Roche’s upcoming production at the Old Red Lion Theatre. 

Plastic - Louis Greatorex Madison Clare Mark Weinman and Thomas Coombes

Playing at the theatre from the 3rd April, it has been announced that Louis Greatorex (Safe, Netflix; The Last Post, BBC1), Madison Clare (The Dark Things, Linbury Studio Theatre; War Whores, Courtyard Theatre), Mark Weinman (Captain Amazing, Soho Theatre/Live/UK Tour) and Thomas Coombes(Barbarians, Tooting Arts Club ) will star in the upcoming production of Kenneth Emson’s play.

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?

This new drama explores how the insecurities of childhood can follow us into adulthood in a story about time, memory and escape.

Talking about the production playwright Kenneth Emson said: “I’m delighted to bring Plastic to the Old Red Lion. It’s a theatre with a rich history of new writing and produces some of the most exciting and idiosyncratic voices in theatre. I’m proud to be added to that list. Plastic is a play that means a great deal to me personally, it’s set within the community I grew up in and the characters formed from the people I knew there. For this story and those characters to occupy a London stage is incredibly exciting.”

As well as being directed by JMK 2017 award winner Josh Roche (My Name Is Rachel Corrie), the creative team includes designs by Sophie Thomas, lighting by Peter Small and sound by Kieran Lucas. It is produced by Molly Roberts and Poleroid Theatre.

Plastic will play at the Old Red Lion Theatre from the 3rd to the 21st April. For more information and to book tickets visit:


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