The full Fat Friends Family together ahead of rehearsals. Photo by Jay Brooks.
THE WEIGHT IS OVER! Rehearsals for Fat Friends the Musical have started. The show will premiere at Leeds Grand Theatre November 7th 2017!
Atomic Kitten's pop sensation NATASHA HAMILTON and Coronation Street legend KEVIN KENNEDY join FREDDIE FLINTOFF, SAM BAILEY, JODIE PRENGER, NATALIE ANDERSON and ELAINE C SMITH!
Also joining the cast are Rachel Wooding (We Will Rock You), Jonathan Halliwell (Let It Shine), Chloe Hart (Hairspray), Joel Montague (Funny Girl) and Neil Hurst.
Check at your theatre’s box office for individual casting.
Cricket legend Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff making his stage debut at Leeds, Southampton, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, Bradford and Blackpool,
“I am really excited to be starring in Fat Friends - The Musical at Leeds Grand in November and at some other great venues around the UK in 2018. Having had the pleasure of recently working on an episode of Kay’s latest TV series, it’s great to have the opportunity to work with her again. I loved the TV series and think Fat Friends - The Musical, is going to give people a great night out. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Kay Mellor said: “I was introduced to Freddie at one of our TV casting sessions - it was clear to me that he could leave his cricket bat behind, embody a character, and understand the drama. It was a no brainer… he got the part. Then, as we were talking through Fat Friends - The Musical, I wondered if Freddie could sing. I was ecstatic when Nick met him and agreed his voice was perfect for the role. I am thrilled and delighted that Freddie is able to join us for our run at Leeds and part of the tour as well, playing our leading male and fiancee to Kelly played by Jodie Prenger. I can’t wait to start working with the super talented cast we’ve got so far!”
Fat Friends The Musical is a feel-good night out for every body and is set to be a HUGE hit!