This stage adaptation of Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends took to the stage in musical, comedic form at His Majesty’s Theatre.
Fat Friends – The Musical builds on the show’s foundation of the stories of friends who join a slimming club while focusing on present-day social media and internet trends that come with dieting.
The story follows Kelly and Kevin as they prepare for their wedding day, with Kelly setting her heart on a dress – until she learns it is two sizes too small.
She’s talked into joining her mum at the slimming club and from there the audience gain a view into the dieting world and all the fads that plague it. The dreary truth, sprinkled with the show’s iconic slapstick comedy, brings light to a complex theme.
A special mention must go to Jodie Prenger, who portrays Kelly, and her powerhouse vocals that helped draw a standing ovation.
The show runs until Saturday.