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Fat Friends the Musical - 2017 - UK Tour Tickets, News, Info & More

Fat Friends The Musical centres around the upcoming wedding of Kelly and Kevin. Kelly has dreamt about this day all her life but unbeknown to Kelly she has recently put on a lot of weight and her mother - yoyo dieter Betty - has been trying to encourage her to slim down for the big day. But headstrong Kelly is happy with her lot and her fiance Kevin. It's only when she can't get into her dream wedding dress that she realises there's a problem. When dress shop owner and hopeless romantic, Lauren, tells Kelly that they don't make the dress in her size, Kelly uses all their savings to buy the dress anyway, even though it’s two sizes too small!

Betty recently lost five stone and she's up for Super Slimmer of the year. The final competition is tonight and the winner will be chosen; the BBC are covering it and Betty's hot favourite to win. Kelly misses dinner to come and support her mum and is starving, so when things go wrong she kicks off with catastrophic results... for all our Fat (and not so fat) Friends!

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by Robert Diamond - Sep 8, 2017
West End legend Michael Crawford will guide seven well known celebrities through an all singing, all dancing musical theatre extravaganza, coming to ITV this Christmas.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017
The first image of the the Musical family has today been released, as full casting for Kay Mellor's new musical is unveiled. 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2019
Band of Gold a?" the premiere stage adaptation of Kay Mellor's multi award-winning ITV series, that was one of the most watched shows in television history a?" today announces that Laurie Brett, Gaynor Faye, Kieron Richardson, Shayne Ward, Sacha Parkinson and Andrew Dunn will star in the production and be joined by Emma Osman, Olwen May, Steve Garti, Joe Mallalieu, Mark Sheals, Shareesa Valentine, Virginia Byron and Marc Parry . At the same time, it can also be confirmed that following its World Premiere at Leeds Grand Theatre on Thursday 28 November 2019, Band of Gold will play a ten-week UK Tour in 2020, opening at Nottingham Theatre Royal on Tuesday 14 January 2020.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 11, 2017
Joining the previously announced cast, Kevin Kennedy (Coronation Street) stars as Fergus and Rachael Wooding (We Will Rock You) appears as Joanne, alongside Jonathan Halliwell (Let It Shine) as Paul and Chloe Hart (Hairspray) as Val. Alan will be played by Neil Hurst, one of dozens of Yorkshiremen who applied for the role through an open audition call.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2019
Jodie Prenger Stars In The National Theatre's Production Of A TASTE OF HONEY At The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2021
TV favourites Lee Mead, Sherrie Hewson, Jessica Ellis and Les Dennis lead the cast in the hilarious stage adaptation Lee Mead plays Kevin, Sherrie Hewson plays Julia, Jessica Ellis is Kelly and Les Dennis takes on the role of Fergus. Marc Akinfolarin also joins the cast as Alan with Alex–May Roberts as Val.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2021
Joining the previously announced Lee Mead as 'Kevin' will be Sherrie Hewson as 'Julia', Jessica Ellis as 'Kelly' and Les Dennis as 'Fergus'. Marc Akinfolarin also joins the cast as 'Alan' with Alex–May Roberts as 'Val'. Further casting to be announced soon.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017
Get a first glimpse at the world premiere of Fat Friends the Musical with new rehearsal images - check them out below! Starring Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey, Jodie Prenger, Natasha Hamilton, Natalie Anderson and Kevin Kennedy, Fat Friends the Musical has now started rehearsals in Leeds, home of the original TV series, with two weeks until the first performance.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017
Following the first performance of Kay Mellor's Fat Friends the Musical this week, the first production images have been released.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017
Former England cricket captain, and star of SKY's League of Their Own, Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff will swap the cricket pitch to tread the boards as he joins an all star cast for the world premiere of Kay Mellor's Fat Friends - the Musical.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017
Number one recording artist Sam Bailey, who rose to fame winning the tenth series of The X Factor, will join the previously announced Jodie Prenger in the original British musical Fat Friends - The Musical. Sam will share the much loved role of Betty, originated on screen by Alison Steadman, with award-winning comedian and actress Elaine C Smith (Two Doors Down, Rab C Nesbitt). Elaine will step into the role during three Scottish dates in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. 
by Natalie O'Donoghue - May 1, 2018
The hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning Kay Mellor has burst onto the stage in a brilliant new musical.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2019
Stuart Galbraith, the Director and Founder of Kilimanjaro Live Group, and theatre producer Joshua Andrews have announced the creation of Kilimanjaro Theatricals, a new entity which will produce (and co-produce) theatrical ventures in New York, across the U.K. and beyond. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 27, 2018
Due to a phenomenal critical and public reaction during the opening weeks of the extensive UK Tour, Natasha Hamilton will extend her performance dates in Kay Mellor's Fat Friends the Musical. Natasha Hamilton will star as Julia Fleshman during the productions upcoming run at the Edinburgh Playhouse from 19 until 22 April.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 12, 2021
The cast will also include Ishmail Aaron, Michelle Andrews, Delycia Belgrave, Joel Benjamin, Tanisha-Mae Brown, Callum Fitzgerald, Emily Goodenough, Billy Hardy, Aaron Jenkins, Liam Marcellino, Theo Reece, Hollie Jane Stephens and Harrison Wilde. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2020
This Spring Oldham Coliseum presents a musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's famous story The Jungle Book, a perfect treat for the whole family to enjoy.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2021
Darren joins the previously announced Faye Brookes as 'Roxie Hart', Sinitta as 'Mama Morton', Divina De Campo as 'Mary Sunshine', Djalenga Scott as 'Velma Kelly' and Joel Montague as 'Amos Hart'.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
David Ian in association with Barry and Fran Weissler have announced that West End and TV star Darren Day will play ‘Billy Flynn’ in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the international musical sensation CHICAGO opening at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow on Saturday 11 September 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
The team who brought you last years open air spectacular evening of musical celebrations ‘Songs Under The Stars’ once again offers a magical evening of song and dance with one of Broadway’s best-loved scores.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017
Former England cricket captain, and star of SKY's League of Their Own, Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff will swap the cricket pitch to tread the boards as he joins an all star cast for the world premiere of Kay Mellor's Fat Friends - the Musical.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021
Following a highly successful sell-out tour in 2017, producer Joshua Andrews is delighted to announce that Kay Mellor's smash hit FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL will return to tour the UK and Ireland opening at Dartford Orchard Theatre on 14 January 2022.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017
Emmerdale and The Royal star Natalie Anderson will join the cast of Fat Friends - The Musical. Natalie has appeared in numerous other television programmes including Wire in the Blood and The Biz.
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2017
Sam Bailey (X Factor, Chicago) and Jodie Prenger (I'd Do Anything, Shirley Valentine) star alongside Former England cricket captain, and star of Sky's League of Their Own, Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff in Fat Friends - The Musical at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield from Mon 12 - Sat 17 February. Tickets go on sale to members on Sat 8 July and on general sale on Sat 15 July.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2019
Band of Gold a?" the premiere stage adaptation of Kay Mellor's multi award-winning ITV series, that was one of the most watched shows in television history a?" today announces that Laurie Brett, Gaynor Faye, Kieron Richardson, Shayne Ward and Sacha Parkinson, will star in the production. At the same time it can also be confirmed that Band of Gold will play a UK Tour in 2020, opening at Nottingham Theatre Royal on Tuesday 14 January 2020. Band of Gold will make its World Premiere at Leeds Grand Theatre on Thursday 28 November 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017
Bring it On, The Sound of Music and Strangers On a Train, are just some of the hit productions coming to Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre as part of its Autumn Season, announced today.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2019
Band of Gold, the premiere stage adaptation of Kay Mellor's multi award-winning ITV series, today announced that Laurie Brett, Gaynor Faye, Kieron Richardson, Shayne Ward and Sacha Parkinson, will star in the production which visits Darlington Hippodrome in January next year.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 28, 2019
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full casts for the debbie tucker green's hang; and the world premiere of his production of the new musical Standing at the Sky's Edge with music and lyrics by Richard Hawley and book by Chris Bush.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017
Joshua Andrews and Adam Spiegel are delighted to announce the premiere of an original British musical Fat Friends. The much loved TV drama has been adapted for the stage by prolific writer Kay Mellor and with original music by Nicholas Lloyd Webber, Fat Friends will open at Leeds Grand Theatre on 7 November 2017. 
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2020
Lambert Jackson Productions today announce the full cast for the workshop performance of Dylan Wynford's new musical The Throwaways. The performance will star Lizzie Bea (Commentator 2), Francesca Forristal (Peggy), Michael Hamway (Hitchcock), Sahera Khan (Charlie), Andrew Langtree (Danny), Siobhan O'Driscoll (Meghan), Lawrence Smith (Commentator 1), and Courtney Stapleton (Audrey). The workshop performance will take place at The Other Palace, Friday 31st January, 2pm.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2019
The National Theatre today announced a UK tour of Bijan Sheibani's production of A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney's remarkable taboo-breaking 1950s play, which was first produced in the Lyttelton Theatre in 2014, designed by Hildegard Bechtler and reconceived in an exciting new production, featuring a live on stage band, for the tour.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Feb 7, 2019
The National Theatre today announced a UK tour of Bijan Sheibani's production of A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney's remarkable taboo-breaking 1950s play, which was first produced in the Lyttelton Theatre in 2014, designed by Hildegard Bechtler and reconceived in an exciting new production, featuring a live on-stage band, for the tour.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 6, 2018
Due to a phenomenal critically acclaimed performance and overwhelming public reaction during the opening weeks of Fat Friends the Musical, Natasha Hamilton will continue to play Julia Fleshman during the production's upcoming run at the King's Theatre in Glasgow.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2018
Following the phenomenal success of last year's pantomime Sleeping Beauty, the King's, Glasgow has announced that the doyenne of Scottish panto Elaine C Smith will star alongside the hilarious Johnny Mac in Aladdin from Saturday 1 December 2018, continuing the comedy partnership which delighted thousands of theatregoers last Christmas.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2019
Derby Theatre has announced casting for their big production in the main house this autumn, a co-production with Queen's Theatre Hornchurch of Richard Bean's hilarious farce, One Man, Two Guvnors. The production will run at Derby Theatre from Saturday 7 until Saturday 28 September, before moving on to play at the Queen's Theatre from Wednesday 2 until Saturday 19 October.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 21, 2019
Derby Theatre and the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch have released rehearsal images for their upcoming production of Richard Bean's classic farce One Man Two Guvnors which opens at Derby Theatre from Saturday 7 until Saturday 28 September, before moving on to play at the Queen's Theatre from Wednesday 2 until Saturday 19 October.
by Craig Hepworth - Apr 5, 2018
Casting announced for 'Closets' includes Natasha Hamilton, Sam Retford and Lloyd Daniels.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2018
Following a fabulous performance in last year's critically acclaimed production of Sleeping Beauty, Paul James Corrigan will return to this year's King's Theatre pantomime as The Palace Guard - oh yes he will!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2021
A UK national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's classic musical TELL ME ON A SUNDAY starring Jodie Prenger, opening at Malvern Festival Theatre on 15 June 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 16, 2018
Elaine C Smith is one of Scotland's best-known entertainers and will be taking on the role of Betty in Fat Friends - The Musical, written and directed by Kay Mellor OBE with original music by Nick Lloyd Webber. Now audiences have the chance to get a first look at Elaine C Smith ahead of the production opening at Edinburgh's Playhouse on Thursday 19th April.