FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL TOUR
Joshua Andrews and Adam Spiegel have just announced the premiere of the British musical Fat Friends which is based on the TV drama and has been adapted for the stage by writer Kay Mellor with original music by Nicholas Lloyd Webber. Mellor will also direct the show which opens at Leeds Grand Theatre on 7th November followed by an extensive UK tour in 2018: full dates and venues to be announced shortly.
Designed by Bretta Gerecke with musical supervision, orchestrations and arrangements from Simon Lee. Jodie Prenger will lead a star company in the role of Kelly Stevenson with further casting to be announced.
This brand new stage show reunites dieting friends in an original musical full of hopes, humour and heart. Watch the group of loveable characters 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.
The TV drama was nominated for multiple awards including the BAFTA for Best Drama Series and followed the lives of a group of overweight friends as they struggle with the absurdities of modern dieting. Running from 2000 for five years on ITV, the show starred Alison Steadman, Sheridan Smith and Lisa Riley and launched the careers of James Corden and Ruth Jones.
More casting news and tour dates to follow.
11 November-2 December