by Neil LaBute
“The cruel secrets at the heart of each of LaBute’s plays resonate psychically with their audiences. As unpleasant as they get, they remain chillingly plausible.”
Fat Pig focuses on the difficulties that today's society presents to anybody who falls for someone outside socially acceptable parameters, let alone the object of their attentions. This dark comedy follows the story of eligible bachelor Tom as he falls for the beautiful, bright and plus-sized Helen. As others begin to comment on the relationship, we are forced to question: is the grip of superficiality too strong for true love to blossom?
The original off-Broadway production of Fat Pig opened at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on December 15, 2004, where it won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play.
“Famed for exploring the heartlessness of America's heartlands, LaBute treats the Tom-Helen affair with superb emotional accuracy”
"Neil LaBute has built a reputation on his ability to address taboo subjects from unconventional perspectives, often starting from Greek mythological roots."
THE BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
HENRY WOOD HOUSE
MONDAY 27 JUNE
Fat Pig continues this year’s Buckland Theatre Co. Play Reading series, examining the compelling work of Neil LaBute in advance of our production of Some Girl(s) at The Park Theatre, running from 14 July to 6 August.
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Henry Wood House, 2 Riding House St, London W1W 7FA