Emma Geraghty

Fat Girl Singing

Presented by Word of Warning, Contact + STUN
Part of Works Ahead 2018 in a double bill with Vijay Patel

In Brief

A girl, a guitar, and a message of hope… Fat Girl Singing is an anthem of self-acceptance and a call to arms for those who simply don’t fit the model.

Venues + Booking Details for Works Ahead

Dates: Thursday 17 May 2018, 7.30pm (Friday 18 May 2018, 7.30pm: sold-out)
Venue: STUN Studio at Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA
Tickets: £7/4 (Z-arts charge 5% online or telephone transaction fees)
Box Office Tel: 0161 232 6089 (Z-arts)

Access Information for Works Ahead

Age advisory: 14+ (parental/guardian discretion). Duration: the double bill will last up to 2½ hours, including an interval (running order tbc). Both works largely spoken English; Emma’s work also includes bad language + live music. For specific age and access information please email info@habmcr.org or call 0161 232 6086.


Fat is never a Good Thing.
Fat is bad, fat is unhealthy, fat is unattractive.
Time to stop the bullshit.

Fat Girl Singing is an autobiographical one woman show looking at music and the body positivity movement. This is about using your voice when everything is telling you to shut up. It’s an exorcism, a raised fist, a hug. It’s a journey towards positivity and loud, unapologetic defiance.

Who is she?

Emma Geraghty is a writer, director, and performer. Her solo work in theatre and writing focuses on body positivity and representations of queerness, and she explores contemporary politics through different theatrical styles with the award-winning company Powder Keg.

What people have said about Fat Girl Singing

It’s Geraghty’s raw honesty that gives it bite … a smartly subversive act.
Circles and Stalls


Director: Megan Marie Griffith | Dramaturgy: Toni-Dee Paul, Lauren Davidson | Producer: Josh Coates
Fat Girl Singing is supported by Royal Exchange Theatre + The Dukes (Lancaster); supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Works Ahead 2018 is co-commissioned/co-produced by hÅb, Contact + STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North); supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Project Mentor: Peader Kirk


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Works Ahead 2018

Thu 17 May, 7.30pm (Fri 18 May sold-out). £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
Works Ahead 2018