Grid Iron presents
South Bend

in association with Platform
SouthBend Hi Res no text Image credit The 16K Design Works

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, 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.

“Strangers would buy you drinks in bars because, ‘Hey, are you Scottish? EVERYONE! LISTEN UP!  This guy is Scottish. Awesome! Lemme buy you a drink dude. My last name is McDonnell!!”

“That’s actually Irish, but I’ll have a bottle of Corona thanks…”

Performed by Martin himself with Jess Chanliau and underscored by live foley from David Pollock, South Bend is a road movie for the stage.  A tale of hope, of love, of a small country and a vast one, of a good Samaritan and a relationship gone bad.

Note: Contains adult themes.

Written by Martin McCormick
Directed by Ben Harris
Composition and Foley by David Pollock
Set and Costume Design by Claire Halleran
Lighting Design by Andy Gannon
Video Design by Lewis den Hertog

Supported by Creative Scotland.

Image: The 16K Design Works.

Times & Dates

19/09 - 8:00pm
with BSL interpretation
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"a riotous living comic strip that is both brutal and troublingly hilarious." **** The Herald on Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths.

"McCormick's work is always creative and utterly captivating." **** The Reviews Hub on Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths.

"Hilarious, full of pithy one-liners and simmering with menace... Pretty much as perfect as it gets."  Across the Arts on Squash by Martin McCormick.

Ticket Information


11 (8.50)


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