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31 08.18

Martin McCormick on tour with Grid Iron in South Bend

Catch Martin McCormick in his own show – South Bend as it tours around the country this year.


In 2006 Martin McCormick flew across the Atlantic to be reunited with a woman he had fallen passionately in love with, a California Girl. But she’s changed.  Completely.  She’s in Indiana now, not California.  With her step-mum who hates the British.  Almost as soon as he’s arrived he’s on the road again, penniless and desperate to get home to Scotland.

Performed by Martin himself with Jess Chanliau (who plays some twenty-five parts) and live foley by David Pollock, South Bend is a tale of hope, of love, of a small country and a vast one, of a good Samaritan and a relationship gone bad.

Grid Iron audiences will recognise Martin from previous acting roles with the company, most notably as David, the narrator, in the 2010 tenth anniversary remount production of Decky Does a Bronco. Martin is now one of Scotland’s most exciting new playwrights having won the Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland Best New Play in 2015 for Squash which Across the Arts described as “Hilarious, full of pithy one-liners and simmering with menace… Pretty much as perfect as it gets.”

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