Engine Brake

Following a sell-out run of the Afghanistan inspired There Shall Be Fireworks, The Plasticine Men return from research in India with a razor-sharp new show exploring what our relationship with the car says about us

6th Jun - 9th Jun
8pm | £10

The English and Indian skeleton crew of a crumbling advertising agency prepare their final pitch: for a global car campaign to end all car campaigns.

Original music mixing East and West joins a symphony of car horns and slogans as they brainstorm their way through traffic. ‘The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection. Motion and Emotion. Don’t Dream It, Drive It…’ A gleaming SUV looms large on a billboard above the gridlock, gliding around the bends of an empty and endless mountain highway.

Belt up for a pedal-to-the-metal road trip, drawing on research in New Delhi, Mumbai and Birmingham, to navigate questions of growth and progress, and the dreams that connect us.

“Vivid, bold and engaging‚Ķ An intense and vibrant piece of modern theatre.”
Stagetalk Magazine on There Shall Be Fireworks

“A beautifully crafted piece of no-frills physical theatre.”
The Guardian on Keepers

“Powerful beguiling theatre, a veritable tour de force.”
British Theatre Guide on Keepers

Running Time: 50 minutes (no interval)
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