1 July, 2015 //

Small Plastic Wars

Amusing account of how one man turned an unfilled dream to bridge the void of unemployment and recession.

Joe is in total control of his world. It’s a pity that it exists only in 1/35 scale and is made of plastic. Meanwhile back in the real world there’s a competition coming up and Joe just wants to be left alone to build his models and win best in show. Unemployment has finally given him the time to enjoy his hobby of sticking bits of plastic together, but unfortunately his wife, his kids, the bank manager, his nemesis Hermann (whose real name is Brian), the checkout girl in Tesco and Angela Merkel have other ideas.

‘..Diamond of a show… terrifically realised by Pat McGrath as Joe, in an understated tour de force…hilariously conjured…  Not just for anoraks or reformed modellers, this is one not to miss!’ **** – Irish Theatre Magazine

Presented by Bigger Picture Projects
Written and performed by Pat McGrath
Directed by Alan King
Produced by Tom Dowling