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Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL

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.

Fat Friends, the award winning TV drama 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.

Freddie Flintoff will appear in Leeds, Southampton, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, Bradford and Blackpool with What's On Stage Award nominee Joel Montague completing the remaining tour dates.

Produced by Joshua Andrews and Adam Spiegel, with original music and songs composed by Nicholas Lloyd Webber, Fat Friends - The Musical will open at Leeds Grand Theatre in November ahead of an extensive UK tour, visiting Bromley, Newcastle, Hull, Southampton, Sheffield, Southend, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Dartford, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Glasgow, Belfast, Bradford, Aberdeen and Blackpool.

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.

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Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal

Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal

Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal

Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal

Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal

Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal

Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal

Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal

Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal

Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal

Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal

Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal

Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal

Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal

Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal

Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal

Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal

Photo Flash: Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey and Natasha Hamilton in Rehearsal for FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL
The cast of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL in rehearsal


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