First look at Elaine C Smith in Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends – The Musical opening in Edinburgh this week

Joshua Andrews and Adam Spiegel present

Kay Mellor’s
Fat Friends – The Musical

First look at Elaine C Smith in Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends – The Musical opening in Edinburgh this week

Elaine C Smith is one of Scotland’s best-known entertainers and will be taking on the role of Betty in Fat Friends – The Musical, written and directed by Kay Mellor OBE with original music by Nick Lloyd Webber. Now audiences have the chance to get a first look at Elaine C Smith ahead of the production opening at Edinburgh’s Playhouse on Thursday 19th April.

Musical fans in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen are in for a treat with Fat Friends the Musicalas it opens the Scottish leg of its tour in Edinburgh (19 April – 21 Apirl), before travelling to King’s Theatre in Glasgow (30 April – 5 May) and His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen (21-26 May).

Full dates and tickets are available at Tickets for the Edinburgh performances available here.

For over 30 years Elaine C Smith has worked extensively in radio, television, film and theatre. She is perhaps best known for her enduring portrayal of Mary Nesbitt in the ten series of the BBC2 hit sitcom Rab C Nesbitt. also starred as Christine in the BBC 2 show Two Doors Down and Burdz Eye View for STV which drew huge audiences and won Elaine an RTS Award for On Screen Personality.

The ‘weight’ is over; 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



Joshua Andrews and Adam Spiegel present

Fat Friends – The Musical

By Kay Mellor


Director: Kay Mellor

Music by Nicholas Lloyd Webber

Musical Supervisor, Orchestrations and Arrangements: Simon Lee

Set and Costume Design: Bretta Gerecke

Sound Design by Gareth Owen

Lighting Design by Nick Richings


Thu 19 – Sun 21 Apr

EDINBURGH Playhouse / 0844 871 3014 / tickets here.


Mon 30 Apr – Sat 5 May

GLASGOW King’s Theatre / 0844 871 7648 / tickets here.


Mon 21 – Sat 26 May

ABERDEEN His Majesty’s Theatre / 01224 641122 / tickets here.

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