- Events at The Lowry
- Week 53 - Fat Roland: Seven Inch
Week 53 - Fat Roland: Seven Inch
Commissioned by The Lowry for Week 53 Festival 2018.
Fat Roland works in a record shop but the front door hasn’t chimed for years. Amid the cobwebbed racks and fading album sleeves, he faces his 45th birthday alone.
He makes his own entertainment, literally shattering the Frisbee-vinyl world record, until he hits his unimpressed teenage doppelganger in the eye. Is this sudden hallucination a mirage, an omen, or simply – thank goodness – a customer?
Surrounded by a set built entirely from cartoons, Fat Roland’s one-man show is a hilarious and touching spoken word comedy about music, loneliness and not-quite-teenage kicks.
This work forms part of The Lowry’s artist development programme, a scheme supported by Arts Council England and The Eranda Rothschild Foundation.
There will be a limited allocation of Pay What You Decide tickets for all Week 53 productions, more details to be announced in Spring 2018.