Guidance - Adult Themes
This performance will be BSL interpreted
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About the work:
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.
This performance is a solo storytelling piece with live music. You will enter the theatre and take a seat. The performer will already be on the stage and will welcome everyone in. During the piece, the performer will talk directly to the audience. At certain moments the performer will offer drinks to a few audience members. The performer will also play music and sing. At the end of the piece the performer will thank you for coming and will leave the stage. You will then leave the theatre.