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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?

STRONG ARM was selected as part of the Old Vic New Voices' inaugural Edinburgh Season.

Written and performed by Finlay Robertson.

Produced by Vicky Graham for Old Vic New Voices.

Directed by Kate Budgen. Designed by James Turner. Lighting Design by Howard Hudson. Sound Design by Paul Millen. Dramaturgy by Sarah Dickenson. Assistant Direction by Jane Moriarty.

**** “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

**** ”demonstrates Robertson’s ability both as a performer and as a playwright” A Younger Theatre

**** “definitely one to see” StageWon

“impressive” The Stage

"demonstrating a real aptitude for both comic timing and catching the inflections of modern urban vocal patterns across a wide range of characters ..." Postcards From The Gods

“The ending finishes us off with a final, uncompromising blow.” Three Weeks

all photographs © Alex Brenner