Lee Mead to star in the UK & Ireland Tour of FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL

Following a highly successful sell-out tour in 2017, Kay Mellor’s smash hit FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL will return to tour the UK and Ireland opening at Dartford Orchard Theatre on 14 January 2022.

With original music by Nicholas Lloyd Webber, the show will star Lee Mead as ‘Paul’ with further casting to be announced soon.

This hugely entertaining musical is based on the hit ITV show Fat Friends, that starred James Corden and Ruth Jones. Fat Friends – The Musical reunites 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. This show of hope, humour, love and weight loss, delivers a fun night out full of laughter and encourages us all, as the final song sings, to Love Who You Are!

FRIDAY 14 JANUARY – SATURDAY 15 JANUARY 2022
The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

TUESDAY 18 JANUARY – SATURDAY 22 JANUARY 2022
New Theatre, Cardiff
(Lee Mead will not perform on Saturday 22 January 2022)

MONDAY 24 JANUARY – SATURDAY 29 JANUARY 2022
Theatre Royal, Nottingham

MONDAY 31 JANUARY – SATURDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2022
The Lyceum, Sheffield

MONDAY 7 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2022
King’s Theatre, Glasgow

MONDAY 14 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2022
Theatre Royal, Newcastle

MONDAY 21 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 5 MARCH 2022
Leeds Grand Theatre

MONDAY 7 MARCH – SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2022
Edinburgh Festival Theatre

MONDAY 14 MARCH – SATURDAY 19 MARCH 2022
The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

MONDAY 28 MARCH – SATURDAY 2 APRIL 2022
The Alexandra, Birmingham

MONDAY 4 APRIL – SATURDAY 9 APRIL 2022
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

MONDAY 11 APRIL – SATURDAY 16 APRIL 2022
The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

MONDAY 25 APRIL – SATURDAY 30 APRIL 2022
Norwich Theatre Royal

TUESDAY 3 MAY – SATURDAY 7 MAY 2022
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

MONDAY 9 MAY – SATURDAY 14 MAY 2022
Curve, Leicester

MONDAY 16 MAY – SATURDAY 21 MAY 2022
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin

MONDAY 23 MAY – SATURDAY 28 MAY 2022
Liverpool Empire

MONDAY 30 MAY – SATURDAY 4 JUNE 2022
The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

MONDAY 6 JUNE – SATURDAY 11 JUNE 2022
The Lowry, Salford

MONDAY13 JUNE – SATURDAY 18 JUNE 2022
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

MONDAY 20 JUNE – SATURDAY 25 JUNE 2022
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

MONDAY 27 JUNE – SATURDAY 2 JULY 2022
Theatre Royal, Plymouth

MONDAY 4 JULY – SATURDAY 9 JULY
Bristol Hippodrome

MONDAY 18 JULY – SATURDAY 23 JULY
Hull New Theatre