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

Director: Kate Budgen
Designer: James Turner
Lighting Designer: Howard Hudson
Sound Designer: Paul Millen
Dramaturg: Sarah Dickenson
Assistant Director: Jane Moriarty

Production photos:

Photography by Alex Brenner

Listen to the audio trailer here.