A Gym Thing

Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London

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Event location:
Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, Islington
When:Event passed!
It was on
Mon 30th Apr 2018 to
Sun 13th May 2018

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Where:Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Monday - Saturday: 19.45; Sunday: 17.00
Admission:£15 (£12)

About the event

Set within a 60-minute workout, A Gym Thing shines a much-needed spotlight on the world of Bigorexia or Muscle Dysmorphia (reverse anorexia) – a subtype of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). BDD is a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder that affects both men and women - for those suffering with this, quality of life is extremely poor and, shockingly, suicide rates are amongst the highest out of all mental disorders.

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. This complex love story offers a truthful insight into a gym addict’s point of view about body image while offering those who don't visit the gym a greater understanding about why gym goers strive for perfection.

Official Link: https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/gym-thing-1

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