FAT PIG

By Neil LaBute

An auspicious beginning for a fine independent theatre company.
Coral DrouynStage Whispers
Fat Pig Neil LaBute Lab Kelpie

Boombah. Heifer. Bushpig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love?

Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy woman who just happens to be plus-sized.

Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (and shockingly funny) friends, Tom finally comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of good looks.

LaBute’s sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but boldly questions our ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.

Running Time: 100 minutes (including a 20 min interval).

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Neil LaBute

Writer
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Lulu McClatchy

Helen
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Peter Mumford

Designer
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Daniel Frederiksen

Director
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Partrick Harvey

Carter
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Tanje Ruddick

Prod./Stage Manager
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Cassandra Magrath

Jeannie
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Lyall Brooks

Tom
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Adam Fawcett

Producer

Marketing and production photography by Sarah Walker.

“Daniel Frederiksen has directed a snappy production.”
The Age

“Brooks and McClatchy deliver knockout performances.”
The Lowdownunder

“The very talented Mr Harvey [is] quite possibly a comic genius.”
Arts Hub

“It was refreshing to learn that reaching a broader audience was a founding premise of Lab Kelpie. Mission accomplished.”
Theatre People

Date: 9 – 20 Oct 2013
Event: Premiere Season
Venue: Chapel Off Chapel – Melbourne VIC
Performances: 12

Synopsis

Boombah. Heifer. Bushpig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love?

Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy woman who just happens to be plus-sized.

Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (and shockingly funny) friends, Tom finally comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of good looks.

LaBute’s sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but boldly questions our ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.

Running Time: 100 minutes (including a 20 min interval).

Cast & Creatives
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Neil LaBute

Writer
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Lulu McClatchy

Helen
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Peter Mumford

Designer
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Daniel Frederiksen

Director
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Partrick Harvey

Carter
null

Tanje Ruddick

Prod./Stage Manager
null

Cassandra Magrath

Jeannie
null

Lyall Brooks

Tom
null

Adam Fawcett

Producer

Marketing and production photography by Sarah Walker.

Reviews & Awards

“Daniel Frederiksen has directed a snappy production.”
The Age

“Brooks and McClatchy deliver knockout performances.”
The Lowdownunder

“The very talented Mr Harvey [is] quite possibly a comic genius.”
Arts Hub

“It was refreshing to learn that reaching a broader audience was a founding premise of Lab Kelpie. Mission accomplished.”
Theatre People

History

Date: 9 – 20 Oct 2013
Event: Premiere Season
Venue: Chapel Off Chapel – Melbourne VIC
Performances: 12

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