Fat Rascal Theatre was set up in 2016 by a group of East 15 graduates. Since then we have quickly established ourselves as a home for new musical theatre, having produced 5 brand-new musicals in the space of two years. We are a company run by women; we 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.

We have 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. We were nominated for the Les Enfants Terribles Award in both 2016 and 2017 and received an Off West End Award nomination for our production of Beauty and the Beast: A Musical Parody.

We want to create theatre which people are going to want to see for fun, and we want them to leave having had a great time, but also feeling ready to take on the world. We believe that theatre should always aim to inspire, educate or liberate and should be available to everybody.

The Team