A Gym Thing: A new play about Muscle Dysmorphia and Gym Addiction by Tom Vallen
“After all if you’re in shape people notice you, and being ignored is the last thing you want to happen”
Driven by a daily quest for perfection, Will takes us on a fast paced, sweaty, physical exploration of how the gym has strengthened and weakened his relationships, his physique and ultimately his life. A complex love story from a gym addict’s point of view, set within a 60 minute workout, A Gym Thing tackles body image and bigorexia, leaving those who don’t visit the gym with a greater understanding of ‘why we do what we do’.
In March 2017 they presented a staged a reading of A Gym Thing at the Pleasance Theatre in London, and received excellent feedback. Members of the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation attended:
“A Gym Thing educates as well as entertains, and is a much needed piece of theatre that should be shown widely.”
They have assembled an exceptional cast and creative team to ensure the show is as compelling, dynamic and effective as possible.