South Bend
South Bend

South Bend

  • Tue 11 - Wed 12 Sep 2018

  • The Lemon Tree

  • £13.20

  • Drama

This show has a discount for our Friends members, £5 off a ticket, Students/Under 21 get a 2 4 1 if they buy on the door.

South Bend
By Martin McCormick
Directed by Ben Harrison
Grid Iron in association with Platform, Easterhouse

Multi-award winning Scottish theatre company Grid Iron, in association with Platform, Easterhouse, bring you a hilarious road movie for the stage. In 2006 Martin McCormick flies across the Atlantic to be reunited with a woman he had fallen passionately in love with, a Californian 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 in one piece.

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.



The show has been garnering some amazing reviews, here are just some of the top reviews:

"delivers it in a neatly packaged hour full of fantastic performances and impressive technical feats"
5* Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

"I really struggle to fault any part of this performance."
5* Theatre Weekly

"McCormick relays his personal odyssey in Ben Harrison’s production in a Ted-talk style presentation that’s full of charm and bonhomie"
4* The Herald

"South Bend is a truly touching piece of theatre, and from the set to the video design, everything is so well crafted. This is an absolute gem of a show. "
4* fest

"A story that is both highly amusing and touching develops, building to a nicely downplayed ending that tops off a most enjoyable hour."
4* British Theatre Guide

"Grid Iron clearly had a lot of fun with this piece; setting a fast pace, they garner plenty of laughs through McCormick's wry cultural observations,"
4* The List

"South Bend is a wonderfully bizarre story that has been brilliantly executed onstage. "
4* Broadway World

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