FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL Goes On Sale at Lyceum Theatre Sheffield

FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL Goes On Sale at Lyceum Theatre Sheffield

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.

The award-winning Jodie Prenger who recently appeared in Shirley Valentine at the Lyceum Theatre, will lead the company in the beloved role of Kelly Stevenson with Freddie Flintoff playing opposite her as her fiancée Kevin Chadwick. They are joined by Sam Bailey, who rose to fame winning the tenth series of The X Factor, who plays the role of Betty.

Fat Friends - The Musical is written and directed by BAFTA and multi award-winning Kay Mellor. Kay is one of the UK's most prolific writers 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.

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. Running 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.

Fat Friends - The Musical features original music and songs composed by Nicholas Lloyd Webber, design by Bretta Gerecke, 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.

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 - The Musical comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Mon 12 February - Sat 17 February. Tickets can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres' Box Office in-person, by phone on 0114 249 6000 or online at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk and are priced from £21.00. Concessions and group discounts are available.

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