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After a bad break-up from a six-year relationship, a plus-sized, gay, primary school teacher decides to sublet his flat to a buff Instagram model. Funny yet poignant, this solo-performed play tackles body image pressures, social media jealousy, and one man’s journey to self-acceptance whilst navigating the toxic world of online dating.

Fresh from its five-star, award-nominated run at VAULT Festival, Buff is a hilarious yet timely story about being plus-sized in the gay community.

Starring Dublin-born actor and comedian Pearse Egan (In from the Side, Netflix)

Written by Bruntwood longlisted writer Ben Fensome (Treasure Island, Pleasuredome Theatre)
Directed by award-winning Scott Le Crass (Rose, West End; Country Music, Omnibus Theatre; Self-Tape, Kings Head)
Produced by Sibearita Productions, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Pleasance, with support from the John Ellerman Foundation as part of the Edinburgh National Partnership


Important information

Running time:
60 mins

Age guideline:

Trigger warning: This show contains strong language, sexual references and derogatory references to body size and shape.

Contains: flashing lights, strong language, scenes of an adult nature and loud music/ noise.



“Something very special indeed”




“Fringe theatre doesn’t get much better than this”

The Recs



All That Dazzles



“Funny yet very moving”


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