In a faceless society in the depths of present-day Russia, a young boy dies. Women in the street are drunk, fight and demand sex. The schoolboy Maksim makes his way through this urban hell, drawn into it one moment, repelled the next. His only retreat is into a private world moulded by himself, out of which springs a final act of reckless courage.
Plasticine was first staged in Moscow in June 2001 and won the 2001 Anti-Booker Prize. Its British premiere at the Royal Court was part of the International Playwrights Season 2002.
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