Approx. duration: 73 mins
Written and performed by Pat McGrath
Directed by Alan King
This is an amusing account of how one man turned an unfulfilled dream into a bridge over the void of unemployment and recession.
Joe is in total control of his world. It’s a pity that it exists only in 1/35 scale and is made of plastic. Meanwhile, back in the real world, there is a competition coming up and Joe just wants to be left alone to build his models and win top prize in the show. Unfortunately his wife, his kids, the bank manager, his nemesis Hermann (whose real name is Brian), the checkout girl in Tesco and Angela Merkel have other ideas.
“Diamond of a show… terrifically realised by Pat McGrath as Joe, in an understated tour de force…hilariously conjured… Not just for anoraks or reformed modellers, this is one not to miss!” (***** Irish Theatre Magazine)
“Awesome show, funny, thought-provoking, superbly well produced and wonderfully acted, bravo Pat McGrath!” (Irish Model Soldier Society)