Fat Rascal Theatre was set up in 2016 by a group of East 15 graduates. Since then they have quickly established ourselves as a home for new musical theatre, having produced 5 brand-new musicals in the space of two years. They are a company run by women; they challenge the constraints of being a female within the industry, and discuss social and political issues through an accessible and appealing format to engage a wider audience. They are supported by the English Touring Theatre and are an Associate Company of the King’s Head Theatre in London.
Fat Rascal has so far won the Otherplace/Balkan Award at Brighton Fringe, VAULT festival’s Festival Spirit Award, an Eddies Award, Fairy Powered Productions’ Best New Writing Award and the Stella Wilkie Award from the King’s Head Theatre, alongside garnering an Edinburgh Fringe Sellout Laurel. They were nominated for the Les Enfants Terribles Award in both 2016 and 2017 and received an Off West End Award nomination for their production of Beauty and the Beast: A Musical Parody.
Fat Rascal wants to create theatre which people are going to want to see for fun, and they want them to leave having had a great time, but also feeling ready to take on the world. They believe that theatre should always aim to inspire, educate or liberate and should be available to everybody.
Fat Rascal Theatre are able to lead workshops for all ages. Their acting workshops are varied and can be tailored to suit you. From devised theatre and physical comedy, creating a show, writing and composition, to budgeting and taking a show to Edinburgh Fringe.