Remember that show we told you about back in 2018? The one a lot of you missed out on? The one about the history of gin? Well, the people behind that show are bringing their new show Fat Musicals: A Body of Work to Newcastle in April and you don’t want to miss it.
That’s right, the women who brought you Spiegeltent Newcastle sensation Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin are back with a show that promises to be just as amazing.
They tell us the new cabaret is an irreverent exploration of body image that takes on musical theatre and its greatest (thinnest) leading ladies. And if Mother’s Ruin is anything to go by you can expect dry wit, stunning harmonies, ridiculous choreography and a good helping of feminist rage.
The people behind the show, critically acclaimed cabaret stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood will be asking why can’t fat people fall in love, go on a hero’s journey or take centre stage?
The show will be littered with songs from musicals that feature two leading ladies, Fat Musicals takes on Chicago, Calamity Jane, Frozen, Sideshow, A Chorus Line, Wicked and Cats (ok, Cats doesn’t exactly have two female leads, but there’s so much to make fun of in Cats).
With award-winning director Anthea Williams at the helm, Fat Musicals sold out at Sydney Mardi Gras and Adelaide Cabaret Festival, so this is your warning… Don’t miss out.