There Shall Be Fireworks

Inspired by the path to Afghanistan, well trodden down the ages whether by Western merchants, missionaries, hippies and soldiers, There Shall Be Fireworks unearths a startling true story from a 200-year-old cemetery in Kabul known as Kabre Gora (‘the Graveyard of Foreigners').

It's a send-off hosted by an American stockbroker turned statesman, thwarted in a wildly ambitious plan to change the world for good. In a fragile solo, haunted by hope and misadventure, he bids farewell once again to the land that he loves.

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Part of INCOMING Festival, a co-production between A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre. 


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

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Further support and funding from Peggy Ramsay Foundation, Bath Spa University College of Liberal Arts, Theatre Bristol, The Bike Shed Theatre and New Diorama Theatre's Emerging Companies Programme.

★★★★ “vivid, bold and engaging… an intense and vibrant piece of modern theatre” Stage Talk

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


INCOMING is a festival celebrating the best emerging theatre companies from across the UK, co-curated by A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre. Across 10 days INCOMING showcases 19 companies as well as a series of workshops and discussions. / @IncomingFest / #IncomingFestival

INCOMING Festival is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and New Diorama Theatre's Emerging Companies Fund.