If not this way, how? If not now…


Say When

A man wakes up choking in the middle of the night. He fights for breath struggling to understand what has gripped his body. The attack subsides, but the shock remains. Looking in the mirror he sees a bloated stomach and body, much like his Dad’s. He swore he wasn’t going to be like his Dad…how did he get here.

Say When is a darkly funny look at weight loss, the diet and food industries, wrestling, the environment and Robbie’s relationship with his Dad. Set in the present day, this solo piece examines the travails that an ordinary, middle aged man faces when wrestling with the battle of the bulge.

The Team: Robert Bowman (creator and actor), Elen Bowman (director and producer), Paul Whittaker (vid specialist and dramaturge), Chris Davies (lighting designer) and Dan Lawrence (composer/sound designer).

There will be wrap around events at each venue we tour to and if you are interested in taking part in one of the Fat Clubs we will be organising for men, then please contact: Robbie at [email protected]

This show is supported by a Arts Council of Wales production grant and will be performed at Chapter Arts Centre 18th – 21st September, Torch Theatre 25th and 26th of September and Ffwrnes Stwdio 1st and 2nd of October 2019.


Arts Council of Wales