Engine Brake

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 navigating questions of growth and progress, and the dreams that connect us.

Engine Brake is the latest model from the makers of Keepers and There Shall Be Fireworks. For more information click on the trailer below:

This production is supported by the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund. 


The Plasticine Men are South West based theatre-makers, Simon Day and Martin Bonger. Working closely with brilliant artists from a range of disciplines, they search for stories together that beg to be told onstage, crafting shows of heart and consequence that get under the skin.

@plasticinemen / www.theplasticinemen.co.uk


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

★★★★ “Vivid, bold and engaging… an intense and vibrant piece of modern theatre” Stagetalk on There Shall be Fireworks 

“Totally reinforces your faith in the magic of theatre” British Theatre Guide on Keepers