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    Rachel Stockdale presents

    Fat Chance

    Fri 26 - Sat 27 April at 9pm
    Tickets £8 - £15 (+ booking fees)
    Meet Rachel - a 20-something actress from Boro whose funny, celebratory and politically powerful one-woman play explores her true-life experience of weight gain from size 8 to 18.



    Content Notice
    Running Time 70 mins
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeThe performance is centered around the character's body image and the pressures she faces being in a larger body. Therefore some scenes explore the character's experiences with dieting. Suitable for 14+

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    "I’m not saying I’m not beautiful. I’m saying I’m fat AND beautiful”

    Meet Rachel - a 20-something actress from Boro whose funny, celebratory and politically powerful one-woman play explores her true-life experience of weight gain from size 8 to 18.

    From audition nerves and throwaway comments to literally breaking a leg this play is for:
    Anyone who’s felt like they had to shrink themselves
    Anyone who's adapted to be more palatable to others
    Anyone who's ever put on or lost weight and been treated differently
    Anyone who had free school dinners
    Anyone who feels they don’t fit.

    This unconventional show looks at the pitfalls of trying to have it all.

    Written & Performed by Rachel Stockdale
    Directed by Jonluke McKie 

    In association with Northern Stage, supported by Arts Council England.

    "On rare occasions, if you’re lucky, you get to see a theatre performer who changes the way you see the world. So it was when Rachel Stockdale held stage and audience... in Fat Chance."
    North East Bylines
    ""I've never felt an audience collectively hold its breath in sheer shock and anticipation. This is raw and this is real."
    The Crack Magazine
    "A remarkable first production. I have no doubt she will move onto great things."
    The Arts Business
    "Eat your heart out Jo Brand, there’s a new girl on the block and one with a message to boot."
    Reviews Hub
    "A superb one-woman performance that highlights some incredibly important issues... Stockdale is a captivating storyteller, and her play is raw and honest, she’s incredibly relatable."
    Lost in Theatreland
    "An engaging and entertaining show that is so triggering and relatable that sobbing could be heard from members of the audience."
    LondonTheatre1
    "Captivating, heartfelt and well worth an hour of your time."
    The Wee Review
    "A powerful play."
    Broadway World
    "Told with great humour, honesty and energy."
    Cultured North East
    "This show is the antidote to crazy diet plans."
    North East Theatre Guide

    Tickets for Fat Chance

    Fri 26 Apr, 21:00
    Sat 27 Apr, 21:00

    Thank you for allowing artists to take creative risks, the world needs it now more than ever.

    Programmed artist