A muscular performance.
Christopher Wollaton gives a commanding, tormented performance of remarkable physicality and mental turmoil.
An impressive study of the tyranny of beauty.
Brawn offers us an arresting portrait of physical perfectionism sparked by unrealistic representations of the male body in advertising and popular culture, and demonstrates the damage this can do.
This piece confronts some interesting contemporary issues... and lead actor Wollaton puts in a committed and extremely courageous performance.
Brawn is an intelligent and entirely relevant look at the pressures and expectations put on men to conform to unrealistic ideals of physical perfection.
It shows how banter, casual judgements, and media imagery can damage the mind.
An excellent play and a thoughtful insight into the fragility that can hide behind strength.