Penned by internationally acclaimed playwright and screenwriter, Neil LaBute, Fat Pig is the ideal eye candy for a night out at the theatre. Even if you have less culture than Bulgarian yoghurt and haven’t ever set foot in a theatre before, the star-studded local production of the award-winning Broadway show will keep you thrilled and delighted for the evening. Telling the story of Tom, a thirty-something professional who finds himself unexpectedly falling in love with Helen, a plus-sized librarian, the show follows the unlikely couple’s budding relationship and the obstacles they face in a society preoccupied with appearances.
Famed for its original stellar cast, the show tackles issues of body image and Hollywood ideals – something that anyone with access to the glossies is well aware of. Playful and thought-provoking, like a puppy covered in proverbs, the play has enjoyed runs from coast to coast, hugely successful in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Mexico City and London’s West End. The South African version, produced by South African actress Lee-Anne Summers in association with Daphne Kuhn, boasts and all-star local cast including Egoli’s Chanelle de Jager and the popular Colin Moss. Utilising LaBute’s renowned wit and provocative humour to present an insightful exposé on a generation obsessed with image and aesthetic ideals, Fat Pig is an ideal night out for anyone.