Kenneth Emson’s script for Plastic is unusual, a rapid-fire rhyming verse that somehow still feels very natural in the mouths of teenagers, and which is brought brilliantly to life by an excellent cast.
What is so good about this play is how it lulls you into a false sense of security. The informality of how the characters address the audience, speaking in verse (sometimes rhyming, sometimes not), hooks you in from the second the lights are up.
When putting on a piece about violence against women, theatres must find one that is written by a woman. It’ll say something much more powerful, rather than simply telling people that it does happen and that it really affects men too.