FATTY FAT FAT

Theatre (solo show, new writing)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - The Attic
  • 15:15
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Katie Greenall and Daisy Hale
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains audience participation and strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Ever feel like your body takes up too much space in a world that doesn't want to make any room? Katie is fat. Pretty much always been fat, and will be fat forever. Join her in the Cha Cha Slide, munch on some crisps, and have a listen to what it's like to live in a body that people can't help have an opinion on. Fatty Fat Fat is a funny, frank and provocative solo show about living in a body the world tells you to hate. Leave your diet books at the door. ***** (LGBTQArts.com).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard. Steep staircase. Lift Access from front.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


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Marija Zacharova 120 days ago

Really moving, raw and powerful performance which really spoke to me and was very relatable. The show was a mixture of spoken word performance, physical theatre and a bit of (wonderful) singing. So glad to see performers tackling the subject of fatphobia at the fringe as it really needs to be challenged. Bring your teens to see it.


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Exeunt 107 days ago

I am eating cheese and onion crisps because Katie Greenall told me to and, most of the time, I’m a pretty good sport. I absolutely hate cheese and onion crisps. Greenall is using the crisps to play a game of body image ‘Never have I Ever’. Initially there are points...

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The Feminist Fringe (4/5 stars) 112 days ago

In today’s society, her voice is needed so desperately and I couldn’t recommend this piece enough. I laughed throughout but left knowing that things need to change – and that we all need to be part of the solution. She is one to watch.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 115 days ago

FATTY FAT FAT, performed by Katie Greenall, explores one woman’s journey of growing up fat and surviving in a world where your body is viewed as wrong, unhealthy and disgusting. Involving a wide range of different theatre techniques, Greenall engages the audience and brings us into her story, enlightening us...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 115 days ago

As the audience file into the room to the sounds of the "Cha Cha Slide", Katie Greenall dances infant of a backdrop of glitter and silver balloons spelling the word 'fat'. It's a song that she loves when she was a child and she was thrilled when her mother bought...

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A Younger Theatre (4/5 stars) 117 days ago

Fatty Fat Fat is an incredibly brave show that jumps between hilarious mocking games, snippets of storytelling and deeply poignant statements. Katie Greenall’s one-woman play fits perfectly in at Fringe as a vehicle to push boundaries and make people hear the truths they don’t want to hear. She’s included eloquent...

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The F Word 118 days ago

Greenall is honest and hilarious, and the show is an ode to the fat experience as much as it is a fight and a tool to end fatphobia. “Fatty Fat Fat”, says Katie at the end of show, “helped reclaim my fatness”. It is evident from the tears in some people’s eyes that the show has also helped them reclaim theirs. If applause from the audience is her protection, then it is her words that are her tools – and they are powerful, political and proud.

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 121 days ago

Katie Greenall welcomes us into her small space while she dances to the famous Cha Cha Slide against a backdrop of sparkling pink glitter streamers and three balloons which spell FAT. She begins the show as she means to go on – occasionally conversing with the audience, making jokes and...

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 125 days ago

As the audience mill into the performing space in the Pleasance attic writer and performer Katie Greenall is performing the Cha Cha Slide against a backdrop of glitter streamers and three balloons that spell ‘FAT.’ Greenall explains the significance of the song, remembering that as a nine-year-old her mother gave...

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The List (4/5 stars) 126 days ago

Moving one-woman account of life in a body you're told to hate...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 131 days ago

As the audience shuffles into a hot room in the Attic of the Pleasance, Katie Greenall is doing the cha-cha slide. Against a sparkling backdrop of shredded silver plastic and balloons she slides to the rig...

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