by Kenneth Emson

Kev used to be captain of the school football team. Scored the winner in the All-Essex Schools Cup Final. He used to have a girlfriend called Lisa; she wore a fitted blazer, and lit up the playground.

Ben used to get beaten up most days. He stole money from his mum’s purse to pay off Wicksy.

Then there was Ben’s mate Jack. Loyal, unbreakable Jack.

An unflinchingly honest new drama about the kids who survived school, and those who didn’t, Plastic premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre, London, in April 2018 before transferring to the Mercury Theatre, Colchester, produced by Poleroid Theatre and directed by Josh Roche.