The award winning TV drama, Fat Friends, has been adapted for the stage by its creator and one of the UK’s most prolific writers, Kay Mellor, whose extensive television credits include hit series of Band of Gold, The Chase, The Syndicate, In the Club and whose stage credits include A Passionate Woman.
Produced by Joshua Andrews and Adam Spiegel with original music by Nicholas Lloyd Webber, Fat Friends – The Musical is coming to Milton Keynes Theatre, Monday 5 – Saturday 10 March.
The award-winning Jodie Prenger will lead the all-star company in the beloved role of Kelly Stevenson, alongside Sam Bailey (X Factor Winner), Natalie Anderson (Emmerdale), Natasha Hamilton (Atomic Kitten), and Kevin Kennedy (Coronation Street).
Other cast includes Joel Montague, Rachel Wooding, Jonathan Halliwell, Chloe Hart, Craig Armstrong, Lizzie Bea, Paul Brangan, Emma Crossley, Ellie Leah, Laura Mansell and Ryan Pidgen.
Fat Friends – the Musical is designed by Bretta Gerecke with choreography by Karen Bruce, musical supervision, orchestrations and arrangements from Simon Lee, sound design by two time Olivier Award winning Gareth Owen and lighting design from Tony Award nominated Nick Richings, Fat Friends - The Musical, sees the nation’s favourite group of dieters reunited as this new show bursts on to the stage.
The ‘weight’ is over; Packed full of warmth, life and weight loss, this brand new stage show reunites our favourite foodie friends in an original musical bulging with hopes, humour and heart. Join the infamous group of loveable characters as they are put through their Zumba paces at their local branch of Super Slimmer’s by the lovelorn Lauren whilst Kelly fantasises about fitting into the wedding dress of her dreams. Fat Friends offers a generous serving of hilarious fun with a sprinkle of romance on top!
Fat Friends hit television screens in October 2000, following the lives of a group of overweight friends as they struggle with the absurdities of modern dieting. Entertaining millions of viewers for five years on ITV, the show starred Alison Steadman, Gaynor Faye and Lisa Riley and launched the careers of James Corden and Ruth Jones. Written by Kay Mellor, the show was nominated for multiple awards including the BAFTA for Best Drama Series.
Performances: Mon 5 – Sat 10 March 2018. Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm
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