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Fat Friends--The Musical

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The hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning Kay Mellor has burst onto the stage in a brilliant new musical. Read more …

Packed full of hope, humour, love and weight loss, this new stage show serves up a night full of laughter and audiences are loving it!

The critical consensus

Fat Friends remains true to its working-class roots but doesn’t make fun of anyone and gives a heart-warming message that you don’t have to be a size 8 to be attractive. Love and happiness comes in all shapes and sizes – and the world is a better place for that.

****(*)Mike Smith, The Edinburgh Reporter, 20/04/2018

It's harmless, energetic fun.

***(*)(*)Imogen Rowe, Edinburgh Guide, 20/04/2018

Fat Friends The Musical might not be the kind of show you see over and over again, but if you’re looking for a fun, feel-good night out then you can’t go too far wrong with what is an enjoyable production.

***(*)(*)Sarah Moyes, All Edinburgh Theatre, 20/04/2018

Theatre doesn’t always have to be clever to be enjoyable. Fat Friends: The Musical is unashamedly twee; it may not be an intellectual workout for its audience but is nonetheless a feel-good night of entertainment.

****(*)Fraser MacDonald, The Reviews Hub, 20/04/2018

While it may have charm, Fat Friends relies on tried-and-tested formulas, which ultimately inhibit any real conversation about weight loss.

***(*)(*)Dominic Corr, The Wee Review, 21/04/2018

It echoes the famous words of RuPaul, “If you can’t love yourself, then how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?” A life-affirming, hugely relatable piece of entertainment with the best singing you’ll hear on stage all year.

***(*)(*)Lauren Humphreys, The Reviews Hub, 30/04/2018

Although Fat Friends is presented as a fun and frivolous musical- there is much more to it. Underneath the humour and jaunty songs there's a clear message here about being happy in your own skin and not necessarily paying too much attention to what the media tells you is beautiful.

****(*)Natalie O'Donoghue, Broadway Baby, 01/05/2018

Features about Fat Friends--The Musical

Fat Friends The Musical--meeting Kay Mellor

Phyllis Stephen, The Edinburgh Reporter, 21/04/2018

Kay Mellor--Fat Friends: The Musical

Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 26/04/2018

Where and when?

Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh from Thursday April 19, 2018, until Sunday April 22, 2018. More info:

King's Theatre, Glasgow from Monday April 30, 2018, until Saturday May 5, 2018. More info:

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