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Fat Girl Singing

Play - Contemporary

St Leonards Place, York Theatre Royal, St. Leonard's Place, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7HD

Tel: 01904 623 658

Fat Girl Singing


About the work:

This performance will be BSL interpreted

Emma has been through a lot lately. If it's not strangers commenting on her weight or asking "when are you due?", then it's her own reflection that's bringing her down. Now it's time to take up space on her own terms. To be Emma as loud and as proud as she can be.

Armed with a guitar, original songs and a fridge full of drinks, Fat Girl Singing is a funny, uplifting and compelling anthem for those who have ever felt that their body is up for debate. A call to arms to those who don't fit the model.

Writer / Performer – Emma Geraghty
Director – Megan Marie Griffith
Producer – Josh Coates
Dramaturgy – Toni-Dee Paul, Lauren Davidson
Project Mentor – Peader Kirk
Project Manager – Tamsin Drury

Fat Girl Singing is supported by Royal Exchange Theatre + The Dukes (Lancaster); supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The show was part of Works Ahead 2018 which is co-commissioned/co-produced by hAb, Contact, and STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North); supported using public funding through Arts Council England.

About the artist:

Emma Geraghty is a Manchester based theatremaker, director, musician, and writer whose solo practice focuses on body, sexual identity, and the city. In 2017 she was shortlisted for Penguin Random House's Write Now Live with her novel The Matinee Dog, which looks at gender and sexuality in Industrial Revolution Manchester. She is also one quarter of award-winning political theatre company Powder Keg whose work includes general election-gig-theatre piece Morale Is High (Since We Gave Up Hope) and BEARS, a physical theatre piece about climate change and polar bears.

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Acces information:
Street access: Flat access from the street.
Location in the venue: The studio theatre is located toward the back of the ground floor.
Stairs: The performance space is accessed by either 7 steps or lift.
Toilets: Accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, gender neutral.
Food & Drink: There is a cafe and a bar that sell a range of refreshments. Water is available.

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