NEWS: Production Images Released for Fat Friends the Musical

The first production images for the  UK tour of Fat Friends the Musical have been released as the show opens at Leeds Grand Theatre. 

Sam Bailey, Jodie Prenger, Laura Mansell and Craig Armstrong. (c)Helen Maybanks. 

Written and directed by Kay Mellor, Fat Friends the Musical is based on Mellor’s hit television drama, which ran for five years on ITV, following the lives of a group of overweight friends as they struggle with the absurdities of modern dieting.

Featuring an all star cast as well as original music and songs composed by Nicholas Lloyd Webber, Fat Friends the musical is now touring the UK until the 2nd June 2018.

Fat Friends
(C)Helen Maybanks. 

Produced by  Joshua Andrews and Adam Spiegel, the cast for the musical includes: Jodie Prenger, Andrew “Freddie Flintoff, Sam Bailey, Joel Montague Elain C Smith, Rachel Wooding, Kevin Kennedy, Natalie Anderson, Jonathan Halliwell, Natasha Hamilton, Neil Hurst, Chloe Hart, Craig Armstrong, Lizzie Bea, Paul Brangan, Emma Crossley, Ellie Leah, Laura Mansell and Ryan Pidgen.

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

Fat Friends
Natalie Anderson (c) Helen Maybanks. 

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!

Andrew Flintoff and Jodie Prenger (c) Helen Maybanks. 

The production features designs 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
Neil Hurst, Andrew Flintoff and Craig Armstrong (c)Helen Maybanks. 

Fat Friends the Musical is touring the UK until the 2nd June 2018. For more information on tour dates visit:


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