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The official production images of the Fat Friends the Musical have today been released, ahead of it’s arrival at its final tour destination the Opera House Blackpool. Featuring an all-star cast including Blackpool’s own Jodie Prenger, X-factor’s Sam Bailey and Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff who’ll be joined by Natasha Hamilton (Atomic Kitten) taking on the role of Julia, Kevin Kennedy (Coronation Street) as Fergus and Rachael Wooding (We Will Rock You) as Joanne, alongside Jonathan Halliwell (Let It Shine) as Paul and Chloe Hart (Hairspray) as Val.

Fat Friends the Musical arrival in Blackpool marks the end of the shows UK tour and is the last chance for audiences to join their favourite foodie friends.

Packed full of warmth, life and weight loss, this brand-new stage show reunites our favourite foodie friends in an original musical bulging with hopes, humour and heart. Join the infamous group of loveable characters as they are put through their Zumba paces at their local branch of Super Slimmer’s by the lovelorn Lauren whilst Kelly fantasises about fitting into the wedding dress of her dreams. Fat Friends offers a generous serving of hilarious fun with a sprinkle of romance on top!

Fat Friends hit television screens in October 2000, following the lives of a group of overweight friends as they struggle with the absurdities of modern dieting. Entertaining millions of viewers for five years on ITV, the show starred Alison Steadman, Gaynor Faye and Lisa Riley and launched the careers of James Corden and Ruth Jones. Written by Kay Mellor, the show was nominated for multiple awards including the BAFTA for Best Drama Series.

Fat Friends the Musical is designed by Bretta Gerecke with choreography by Karen Bruce, musical supervision, orchestrations and arrangements from Simon Lee, sound design by two-time Olivier Award winning Gareth Owen and lighting design from Tony Award nominated Nick Richings, Fat Friends – The Musical, sees the nation’s favourite group of dieters reunited as this new show bursts on to the stage.

Tickets for Fat Friends The Musical are now available from


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