Fat Friends – The Musical has revealed casting for its upcoming 2022 tour.
The stage show is based on the hit TV show Fat Friends, which starred James Corden and Ruth Jones, and is written by Kay Mellor, who also created the TV show.
Featuring original songs from Nicholas Lloyd Webber, the show follows the infamous group of T.V’s most loveable characters as they are put through their Zumba paces at their local branch of Super Slimmers by the lovelorn Lauren whilst Kelly fantasises about fitting in to the wedding dress of her dreams.
Fat Friends – The Musical 2022 cast
Lee Mead is to star in the cast of the new tour as Paul.
Joining Lee will be Sherrie Hewson as Julia, Jessica Ellis as Kelly and Les Dennis as Fergus. Marc Akinfolarin joins the cast as Alan with Alex-May Roberts as Val.
Mead said: “I saw the show when it first ran and absolutely loved it, so I can’t wait to now play the lovelorn vicar, Paul. I’m so looking forward to performing live again to wonderful audiences around the country and working with the incredible and iconic Kay Mellor.”
The Fat Friends musical tour begins in January 2022 in Dartford before travelling across the UK with dates currently scheduled until July 2022 in Hull.