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New Writing + Revival


What if the lads at work poke fun at you for your chicken legs?

What if the lads at work poke fun at you for your chicken legs? What if the girl of your dreams goes off with popular lad James Robinson? What if you’re sick to death of looking in the mirror and hating what you see?

You get ripped, that’s what.

Locked away in his dad's garage Ryan puts  his body through a gruelling regime - determined to bulk and cut, until he reaches perfection.

Exploring body dysmorphia and mental health issues in men, Brawn ★★★★★ “packs quite a punch” (London Theatre 1). 


Written and Performed by Christopher Wollaton

Directed by Elliot Taylor

Lighting Design by Craig West

Stage Managed by Thomas Fielding 

Produced by Zoe Weldon

Ticket Price

£15.00 - £25.50


16th August - 3rd September


King's Head Theatre



"An absorbing and passionate production. One could even say it packed quite a punch" ★★★★★  London Theatre 1

“Chris Wollaton is also flexing his playwriting and acting skills” ★★★★★  Reviews Hub

“Brawn offers us an arresting portrait of physical perfectionism sparked by unrealistic representations of the male body in advertising and popular culture.” ★★★★  Broadway Baby

“Brawn is at its heart a play that demands compassion, and one that earns it.” The Plays The Thing UK

★★★★ British Theatre

★★★★  Close up Culture


This production runs for approximately 50 minutes with no interval.

Brawn is part of the Boys! Boys! Boys! Festival. From bad boys to bi-boys, biographies to bodies, 5 shows at Kings Head Theatre take masculinity into a whole new light. 2nd August - 10th September.


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