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Fat Chance

Fat Chance

Thu 28 March 2024

Written & Performed by Rachel Stockdale

“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.

North East Bylines ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
“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.”

The Crack Magazine ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
“I’ve never felt an audience collectively hold its breath in sheer shock and anticipation. This is raw and this is real.”

“Eat your heart out Jo Brand, there’s a new girl on the block and one with a message to boot.”

London Theatre 1 ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
“This is an engaging and entertaining show that is so triggering and relatable that sobbing could be heard from members of the audience.”

Cultured North East ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
“Told with great humour, honesty and energy, [Fat Chance] will resonate with all those who have struggled to conform to some notional ideal, especially with regard to weight.”

North East Theatre Guide ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
“This show is the antidote to crazy diet plans.”

CONTENT WARNING: includes strong language, adult themes including “disordered eating (aka diet culture)” and references to being a survivor of abuse.

Booking Details


Thu 28 March 2024




Doors open at 6:45pm


£15.20 Including £1.20 booking fee