Scottee & Friends Ltd presents

Fat Blokes

Co-commissioned by Southbank Centre and Home, Manchester

Following previous sell-out run’s, Fat Blokes returns to HOME this July.

Fat Blokes is the cult, award winning, sort of dance show about trying to fit into a world that says you’re too fat.

Made by five fat friends who have never done this sort of thing before, in collaboration with Lea Anderson, Fat Blokes subjects you to our pent up aggression, love for riot grrrl and our ability to burp on command.

Prepare to fall in love with us.

This is fat rebellion.

Fat Blokes is supported using funding from Arts Council England. 

★★★★★ “It’s nothing you expect it to be, but everything that it should be… For some of [the performers], this is a celebration of their body, of self-love; others are still trying to get there. And for all, it’s a big fat revolution… A breath of fresh air.” – Upstaged Manchester

Fat Blokes is a bit like over-indulging – an intoxicating experience that is hard to resist even when you know it might not be good for you.” – British Theatre Guide

I’d guessed [Fat Blokes] would be brash and fun and loud, and it was, but it was also a hell of a lot more… A splendiferous physical political protest, reclaiming the word fat… Fat is no longer an insult because the fat blokes have shown us; fat is beautiful.” – Reviewer Number 9

★★★★ “Fat Blokes is not a show about fat blokes. Not really. It’s about people of all shapes and sizes treating other people with respect. For that we should be singing it’s praises far and wide… Thought-provoking, raw, personal.” – Caught in the Act

“A joyous production that wears its heart on its sleeve… We may have our flaws, but we are all beautiful people who should be proud of ourselves.” – The Reviews Hub

“A piece full of impassioned politics, reality and camaraderie, Fat Blokes manages to cover all bases of entertainment. It’s full of humility, hilarity and honesty.” – Emma Hopley Reviews

Fat Blokes is an angry, joyful protest that leaves you with a fire in your belly. It makes you want to laugh, cry, dance, and scream – all at the same time.” – Performance in Motion

“Undeniably hard-hitting, incredibly conceived, and fantastically performed… A first reaction to witnessing this performance might be to think that it is brave for these five men to tell their stories to a room full of strangers. Scottee would say otherwise. ‘This is not brave,’ he informed us, ‘this is just our existence’.” – Mancunion

★★★★ “Angry, lovable and tender… A wild cabaret.” – The Guardian

“The sense of solidarity in the company throughout is palpable… Fierce with rage… Exploding with pride.” – Exeunt

★★★★ “A poignant, unsentimental exploration of fat queer masculinity… Excellently interweaves dance and personal memories.” – The Stage

★★★★★ “Challenging, enjoyable, thought-provoking and the choreography is witty, thoughtful and, I’ll admit it, sexy AF!” – BritishTheatre.Com

★★★★★ “A staggeringly clever blend of body politics, sexy dance moves and illuminating autobiography… Let the revolution begin!” – Attitude

★★★★½ “Scottee reveals that this isn’t the dance show you probably came to see; if anything, it turns out to be more enjoyable than expected… More than dance, more than theatre.” – The Reviews Hub

★★★★ “A tender, loving and political cabaret that will stay with you long after the show ends… Through Scottee’s activism and writing, hopefully theatre will stop presenting fat blokes as a punchline and showcase talent at every size.” – The Wee Review

★★★★★ “Coarse and tender, defiant and vulnerable… It’s funny, but it’s not a comedy. It’s sad, but it’s not a tragedy… An intricate piece rooted in sincerity.” – Young Perspectives

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1 hour and 5 minutes

  • Running time 1 hour 10 mins (no interval)
  • Recommended age 18+
  • This show contains strong language, haze and flashing lights (not strobe)
  • Includes references of violence, strobe lighting, partial nudity

Onsale Dates
HOME Friends – 12pm Fri 15 April
HOME Members – 12pm Mon 18 April
General Sale – 12pm Tue 19 April

  • £12.50 full / £10.50 conc.