Fat friends gather for a feast of fun on stage

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ELAINE C Smith, Two Doors Down’s outrageous Christine, tours to The Playhouse later this week in another TV comedy favourite, Fat Friends.

The hit TV series has been adapted into a brand new stage musical starring Smith, who once taught drama at the Capital’s Firrhill High, along side a host of famous names.

These include Jodie Prenger, winner of 2008’s I’d Do Anything, Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton, Emmerdale’s Natalie Anderson, and Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy.

The ‘weight’ is over, as the foodie friends are reunited.

Join the loveable characters as they are put through their Zumba paces at their local branch of Super Slimmer’s by the lovelorn Lauren.

Kelly has dreamt about her wedding day all her life but has put on a lot of weight.

Her mother - yoyo dieter Betty - has been trying to encourage her to slim down for the big day. But headstrong Kelly is happy with her lot and her fiancé Kevin.

It’s only when she can’t get into her dream wedding dress she realises there’s a problem.

When dress shop owner Lauren tells Kelly they don’t make the dress in her size, Kelly uses all their savings to buy the dress anyway... even though it’s two sizes too small!

Betty, meanwhile, recently lost five stone and is up for Super Slimmer of the year.

With the final competition looming and the BBC are covering it, Betty’s hot favourite to win.

Kelly misses dinner to support her mum and is starving, so when things go wrong she kicks off with catastrophic results...

Written and directed by BAFTA and multi award-winning Kay Mellor with music by Nicholas Lloyd Webber.

Fat Friends The Musical, The Playhouse, Greenside Place, Tursday 19-Sunday 21 April, 7.30pm (Sunday matinee 2.30pm), £20.40-£77.40, 0844-871 3014