In a new play set around one man’s struggle to shed his middle age spread. Having tried numerous diets, ‘The Man’ attends Andrew’s Fat Club for Men for one last throw of the dice. There he meets Gwydion, the theatre technician, whose job it is to ‘press buttons’.
As their relationship develops, we find them entering a world that feels like Waiting for Godot meets Weight Watchers. A darkly, funny piece that looks at the weight loss industry, our impact on the environment and the weird and wonderful world of Adipose Tissue.
The piece is in development and as part of that development we will be holding our own 'Fat Clubs’ for interested parties to join in and share their stories about food, the environment, successful or failed weight loss regimes and hearing about some of the research we’ve been uncovering regarding the current ‘epidemic’ of obesity. We will also be offering some NLP exercises on the subject of weight loss and have quest speakers, including from Public Health Wales.
If you would like to join in on a ‘Fat Club’ and/or have a story about food that you’d like to share, please contact Robbie on firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject bar write: FAT CLUB
Even if you can’t make the clubs we’d still like to hear from you.
The piece is the idea of Robert Bowman who will be actor, director and creator of the piece. Working alongside Robert are; Adam Karrie – Actor and co-creator, Elen Bowman – associate director, Louise Osborn – dramaturge, Deryn Tudor – Set and Costume design, Ace McCarron – Lighting Designer, Paul Whittaker – projection/vids and Sam Jones – Composer and Sound Designer.
Age 16+ strong language and some disturbing images