Close up of a male actor with a beard looking down onto a table making a model of plastic soldires and tank. Image from the theatre production of Small Plastic Wars.


After losing his job, 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. 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, his nemesis Hermann (whose real name is Brian), the checkout girl in Tesco and Angela Merkel have other ideas.

Premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival (2013), toured in Ireland (2014, 2015, 2016) and to Paris (2014), Finland (2015) and Wales (2016).

‘wonderful performance… hilarious, well-paced script ★★★★ Irish Times
a little gem of a one man show’ ★★★★★ Irish Daily Mail
‘a triumph to its genre’ Sunday Independent

Written and performed by Pat McGrath
Directed by Alan King
Produced by Tom Dowling
Sound Design by David Gillespie
Lighting Design by Colin Maher
Dramaturgy by Gavin Kostick