Kay Mellor’s new stage show, Fat Friends The Musical, is casting the role of Alan and are looking for Yorkshire men who fancy taking on this pivotal role.

Fat Friends is written and directed by BAFTA award winning writer Mellor - with original music and songs composed by Nicholas Lloyd Webber - and premieres at Leeds Grand Theatre on Tuesday 7th November

Mellor’s first stage musical is based on her hit TV show Fat Friends that starred Alison Steadman, Gaynor Faye and Lisa Riley, and launched the TV careers of James Corden and Ruth Jones.

Mellor wants to recruit a Yorkshire male to play Alan, a working-class ambulance driver, who loves his food and struggles with his weight, and candidates should be aged 30 to 55 from any ethnic background. Singing range must be bass/baritone and applicants will need to be available from Monday 2nd October 2017 to Saturday 9th June 2018.

“I am very much looking to cast the role of Alan with a man who is born and bred Yorkshire. I’m hoping to find somebody with a strong Yorkshire accent, who can sing as well as act,” says Kay Mellor.

“I know we have real talent in this county so I’m hoping it will spark the interest of many budding or established actors living in Yorkshire.”

The successful applicant will join Jodie Prenger, Sam Bailey, Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff and Natalie Anderson on stage, with further casting still to be announced.

Any would-be Alans can send a CV and image to Stephen Crockett, Casting Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 18th August. Final auditions will take place at Leeds Grand Theatre on Friday 1st September. Please note that not all applicants will be invited to audition.

Fat Friends The Musical is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Monday 7th November to Saturday 2nd December 2017. Book online at www.leedsgrandtheatre.com or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700