After a bad break-up from a 6-year relationship, a 32-year-old, plus sized, gay primary school teacher finds he must sublet his flat to a buff Instagram model. A funny yet poignant solo-performed play (centring the type of gay character who is usually left out of the story) BUFF explores body image pressures, jealousy, and the journey to self-acceptance through the world of online-dating and social media.
Director: SCOTT LE CRASS
Scott is a queer, working class director from Birmingham. Credits include the sold out revival production of Rose by Martin Sherman starring Maureen Lipman at Park Theatre and Hope Mill Theatre and the the award winning digital revival of Rose. Other credits include the award winning revival production of Country Music by Simon Stephens at Omnibus and the UK tour of the ★★★★★ play Sid by Leon Fleming.
Playwright: BEN FENSOME
Ben is an actor and playwright whose short plays have been performed and rehearsed read at venues such as the Bush, Park, and Ovalhouse theatres. His work has been longlisted for the Bruntwood and Papatango prizes including his most recent play "In One Short Moment". He was also a finalist as a musical book writer in the Perfect Pitch Award, judged by Michael Ball, David Baddiel and Roy Williams.
Press & Reviews
Reviews from Scott Le Crass's previous productions -
“In rising star director Scott Le Crass's note-perfect production, it's a total pleasure, albeit sometimes a painful one, to sit through”
Rose- Park Theatre, 2022-
What’s On Stage ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“Gently directed by Scott Le Crass, avoids melodrama and is all the more mesmerising for it.”
Rose- Hope Mill Theatre (online streaming) , 2020-
British Theatre.com ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“Scott Le Crass’ directorial style matches Stephens’ unfussy writing. It’s quietly confident, never unnecessarily showy, and infused with a sense of Le Crass’ evident love for the play. It’s a production unafraid of purposeful silences, well aware that a pregnant pause can say just as much as a page of a dialogue.”
Country Music- Omnibus Theatre, 2019- The Stage ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“A staggeringly experienced and multi-talented creative team led by Director Scott Le Crass, ‘Sid’ is an explosively uninhibited illustration of the dark, obsessive psychological state one could find oneself sinking into; this show needs to become a permanent fixture in the West End.”
Sid- Arts Theatre, 2016-
West End Wilma ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cast & Creative Team Writer: Ben Fensome
Director/Dramaturge: Scott Le Crass