“We selected the play for production because we were won over by the beautifully complex central female character, Grace. Through her experiences, we gain insight into the intricacies of living with autism as an adult and a new parent.”
I finally managed to secure a ticket for La traviata through Opera Undressed, a scheme run by the English National Opera for productions at the London Coliseum. It’s a great package: the £20 ticket covers a ‘best available’ seat, a pre-show talk, and a free G&T at the aftershow party.
“There are lots of different elements to do with circus that keep audiences fascinated. The skills of the performers continue to thrill – I have been watching circus regularly for 10 years and still find myself being amazed by what performers can do.”
“The Buzz is a play that, on the surface, seems very contemporary in its concerns but in fact deals with the timeless conflicts of misuse of power, female oppression, the superficiality of success and the moral and spiritual price we pay for it.”
On paper, Fat Friends the Musical ticks all the boxes: a nostalgic revival of a much-loved TV series, written by the show’s original creator Kay Mellor; a heart-warming story about loving yourself and your body no matter what you weigh.