Written and Performed by Finlay Robertson
World premiere first produced by Vicky Graham Productions
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2 – 26 August 2012
Winner – Old Vic New Voices Edinburgh Season
Roland Poland is fat by name and fat by nature. A lifetime since anyone noticed him, everything will change when he wins Mr Britain. Using supplements and science, he discovers an unknown strength and even meets a girl. But beneath the muscle, there’s a buzzing in his head that won’t go away. How far must he go to fit in? And how far is too far?
The provocative and painfully funny debut play by actor Finlay Robertson. A feat of performance packed with protein, pain and the Periodic Table.
★★★★ “among the tightest one-man plays you’ll see at this year’s Fringe” The Scotsman
★★★★★* “a powerhouse performance” Broadway Baby
★★★★ “well worth a look… engaging and sympathetic performance” Edinburgh Evening News
★★★★ “strong production (…) demonstrates Robertson’s ability both as a performer and as a playwright” A Younger Theatre
★★★★ “definitely one to see” StageWon
“a fine and thought-provoking show” The List
“impressive” The Stage
Photography by Alex Brenner
Listen to the audio trailer here.