Kay Mellor’s Band of Gold, based on the TV series of the same name also penned by Mellor is very gritty, very northern but also very witty.
Fat Friends The Musical might not be the kind of show you see over and over again, but if you’re looking for a fun, feel-good night out then you can’t go too far wrong with what is an enjoyable production.
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.
Actor Neil Hurst is currently starring in Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends The Musical which is on UK tour. Neil gave us the low-down on the musical that’s setting regional theatres alight.
Fat Friends the Musical has got quick wit and northern humour, a cast who is as passionate about the production as the audience appears to be, and it’s got Kay’s Mellor’s life-affirming stamp on it, too. Uplifting, joyous and surely on target for a West End transfer.
Two of the stars of Fat Friends the Musical, X Factor winner Sam Bailey and Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy, put down the doughnuts in-between shows to talk about the musical, which is heavy on fun and light on calories.
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At over two hours, Fat Friends the Musical is a little flabby in the middle and could lose a scene or two, but, overall it’s a heart-warming, lively and entertaining production.
Jodie Prenger stars in Kay Mellor’s new stage musical adaptation of her hit TV series Fat Friends, premiering in Leeds in November 2017.