Post by theatremadness on Jan 18, 2017 12:16:52 GMT
Launching in November 2017 for 4 weeks at the Leeds Grand theatre followed by a UK Tour in 2018. Starring Jodie Prenger as Kelly Stevenson with further casting to be announced.
Adapted & directed by original Fat Friend screenwriter Kay Mellor with original musical by Nicholas Lloyd Webber! Designs by Brette Gereke, arrangements by Simon Lee. Produced by Joshua Andrews and Adam Spiegel.
Jodie Prenger had the nerve to do a fitness DVD a couple of years ago and was on G Norton's radio show expounding on how she'd found "the secret" and "would never be fat again". Now she's in a musical about.... being fat?
Anyway it sounds hideous and I can absolutely imagine who the audience will be.
Sings "...I am fat and i'm your friend, will my eating ever end? to my toes I cannot bend, and never will again..."
Also includes the hits:-
As If I Never Ate The Pies Munchies Of The Night Close Every (Fridge) Door Food Glorious Food Consider Yourself (Obese) Eat Me, Seymour If I Was A Fat Man You Can't Stop The Weight (Piling On) Lady In Weight
Post by theatremonkey.com on Jan 19, 2017 13:20:52 GMT
Hatuna Tomata The Sirloin King Annie Get Your Bun Ham-on-Rye-ilton Music of the Fried No Business like Snowcone Business Brigadoughnut Cokelahoma Joseph and the Amazing Technicola Dreamcoke (I'm not proud of that one) Carrotsel (or that, come to think of it) A Street Food Cart Named Delicious Angel Delight In America
My brother has just finished his loft conversion. The people in the flat above are furious. (Ken Dodd, with much love).
I mean, the original TV series was - as I recall - pretty popular, and Nicholas Lloyd Webber not only exists but has written a musical before (The Little Prince, didn't set the world alight but seems to have been reviewed more favourably than certain of his father's works). I sort of wish they weren't doing this though, 'cos its mere existence seems to have unleashed a whole array of faintly nauseating fat jokes.