About Us

We are an ensemble of theatre makers, scouring the land for stories that beg to be told onstage. We explore extraordinary worlds that lurk on the edge of hearsay and history, crafting shows of heart and consequence that get under the skin.

Simon Day

Director, Writer, Producer

simondaySimon is a theatre-maker and producer based in Bristol, and founding member of The Plasticine Men. He leads the ensemble’s research and devising process, writes and directs. He has worked works as Artist Support Producer with Theatre Bristol and was Producer for BE FESTIVAL 2014 at The REP in Birmingham. Simon established the PILOT scheme in the Midlands and has worked as a Centre Director for the Arvon Foundation, in prisons with Rideout, and as a lecturer and practitioner in further and higher education. Other work as dramaturg, director and facilitator includes with Pickled Image (Santa’s Little Trolls), Little Soldier (The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha), Move to Stand (The Collision of Things), Fine Chisel (Beneath the Blizzard), Livestock (Billy The Kid: His Life in Music) and the BE FESTIVAL’s young persons’ BE Next project. He also creates theatrical game-based installations for festivals and events (including L_ve Hangman and Massive Battleships) with Mufti Games.

Martin Bonger

Performer, Co-Writer

004_Plasticine_MenMartin is an actor and theatre-maker based in Bristol, and a core member of the company. Martin graduated from LISPA in 2009 and has a degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies from Leeds University. Martin is Artistic Director of Move to Stand (Fat Man, The Collision ofThings) and a member NIE (North North North, Around the World in 80 Days, Beauty and the Beast).