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Fat Friends the Musical

Further star casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Kay Mellor’s smash-hit Fat Friends the Musical, starring Lee Mead.

The production opens at Dartford Orchard Theatre on 14 January 2022.

With original music by Nick Lloyd Webber, the tour sees previously announced Lee Mead as Kevin, joined by Sherrie Hewson (Coronation Street) as Julia, Jessica Ellis (Hollyoaks) as Kelly, Les Dennis (Hairspray at the London Coliseum) as Fergus, Marc Akinfolarin as Alan and Alex-May Roberts as Val, with further casting to be announced soon.

Fat Friends the Musical is the hugely entertaining musical based on the hit ITV show, starring James Corden and Ruth Jones.

It sees our favourite foodie friends as they are put through their Zumba paces at their local slimming club, whilst Kelly fantasises about fitting into the wedding dress of her dreams. Full of hope, humour, love and weight loss, the show delivers a tasty treat of fun and laughter and encourages us all, as the final song sings, to “Love Who You Are!”.

The musical is created, directed and has a book and lyrics by the multi award winning Kay Mellor, whose latest hit series The Syndicate ran on BBC One.

It features music by Nicholas Lloyd Webber, with set and costume design by Bretta Gerecke. Choreography is by Karen Bruce, sound by Ben Harrison, lighting by Nick Richings with orchestrations, arrangements and musical supervision by Simon Lee, casting by Stephen Crockett CDG for David Grindrod Associates, with additional casting by David Shaw CDG for David Shaw Casting. It is produced by Joshua Andrews and Rollem Productions.

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