Brawn is a portal into the world of a young man named Ryan. A world that is spiralling out of control…

Once a smart kid in the classroom, Ryan is trapped in a life he doesn’t want to lead. He feels increasingly suffocated in a world obsessed by self-image and measures his self-worth in muscle mass.

Ryan spends every day in the gym, but what began as fitness-based self-improvement has has transformed into dangerous self-destruction.

A raw, emotional and illuminating piece of theatre, Brawn explores the powerful desire for physical perfection, and the silent, anxious struggles of the men who experience it today.


Dates & Times

Last session: Fri 7 Jun 2019 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
The Box @ The Met

Unreserved seating.

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“Christopher Wollaton gives a commanding, tormented performance of remarkable physicality and mental turmoil.”

Broadway Baby

“Brawn is an intelligent and entirely relevant look at the pressures and expectations put on men to conform to unrealistic ideals of physical perfection. ”

Culture Fix

“This piece confronts some interesting contemporary issues... and lead actor Wollaton puts in a committed and extremely courageous performance.”

The Brighton Source


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