Mini Mall Theatre present

He tries his best with girls. He tries his best with mates. But for all his efforts, things just don’t seem to be going right. So he’s making a change. Something’s triggered him to stand up for himself. They made him feel small but with just a few clicks he’ll become the biggest thing on the internet. But does he have the balls to go through with it?

Ballistic was a darkly-comic thriller askings vital questions about the stories that increasingly define our 21st century narratives.

Age guidance 16+ (strong language & mature themes)
Running Time: 65 mins

Past Performances

Mirth, Marvel and Maud
28 March - 1 April, 2017

Fire Station, Oxford
29 June, 2017

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe
2 August - 28 August, 2017

Jackson's Lane, London
24 November, 2017

Kings Head Theatre
27 Feb - 17 March, 2018

Burnley Youth Theatre
24 April, 2018

Stantonbury Theatre
4 May 2018

Creative Team

Written by: Alex Packer
Directed by: Anna Marsland & Alex Packer
Designer: Frances Roughton
Lighting Designer: Peter Tomes
Sound Designer: Alex Packer
Producer: Euan Borland


Performer: Mark Conway


Photo credit Tom Packer.


"Mark Conway gives an astounding performance. This truly is a wonderfully powerful show."
★★★★★  Broadway Baby

"Ballistic is an inventive and elegant work of storytelling that offers an accomplished example of the power of theatre." 
★★★★★ The Reviews Hub

"This is a masterful piece of theatre – the writing is clean and clever, the staging is resourcefully sparse and aesthetically beautiful, and even when you anticipate the ending, the impact is still like a punch to the stomach. I’m not going to forget this play for a long time."
★★★★★ Stage Talk Magazine

"Mixes humour and tragedy and kept the audience on the edge of their seats. Highly recommended."
★★★★ One4Review

"Ballistic is a dark and thought-provoking show that leaves audiences questioning the cruelties of the modern world."
★★★★ EdFringe Reviews

“This is a blistering and important response…
The production is faultless”
A Feminist’s Guide to the Festival

“Mark Conway does a splendid job, with energetic acting, plenty of charisma and a believable dark side…His performance alone is worth the ticket.”
A Younger Theatre

“Ballistic is a clever, impressively acted and effectively designed one-man show”
A Younger Theatre