Fat Alice

“I’ve given you every little piece of me to keep you happy, fed you every last morsel to keep you interested. It’s exhausting. I’m exhausted. “

“Carr sustains the bold premise through the vividness of her writing … a play that wears its delight in the absurd like a badge of honour” ★★★★ – The Times

“the sparkle & swing of the writing is irresistible” – Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

“juicily observed … another dimension of comedy & pathos” ★★★★ – All Edinburgh Theatre

“★★★★” – Broadway Baby

“chocolate-fuelled absurdist tragicomedy … contemporary shades of Ionesco in the audacious largesse of Carr’s script” – The Herald

★★★★ “a surreal little wonder, a feast of unexpected delights” – The List

“scissor sharp … a great wee gem … acutely observed [and] entertainingly written”  ★★★★ – EdinburghGuide

Moira and Peter have been having an affair for a decade. He’d promised to finally tell his wife today, but then Peter promises a lot of things. Something’s got to give. And it does, when a crack in Moira’s ceiling gives way to something they could never have expected. Tensions rise and the destruction intensifies, threatening to engulf the couple completely. Moira finally starts to question their relationship and what it’s doing to her. When is enough enough?

– Audience comments –

  • “I went to see Fat Alice yesterday and loved it. Fantastic … just great!” – @Scotwriter
  • “Good work on Fat Alice! Really enjoyed it” – @ZinnieH
  • “Brilliant PPP today! Thanks … for a great play!” – @mrstephenbangs
  • “the packed audience enjoyed a good many laugh-out-loud moments … you will cheer at the end” – Mumble Theatre
  • “Loved FAT ALICE at @traversetheatre today!” – @karajulia
  • “Not to be missed … one of those rare occasions when everything comes together in delicious harmony” – T. O’Hare
  • “… the wonderful @PlayPiePint Fat Alice, at the @traversetheatre this week!” – @joycemcm
  • “packed with fun … the script is full of laugh out loud moments” – @Blythc
  • “non-stop, laugh out loud … excellent” – Jim Welsh, East Coast FM
  • “… Razor sharp writing and top notch acting. Highly recommend it.” – @JacksNUFC
  • “Just had lunch with Fat Alice @traversetheatre. Cracking show!” – @jmccann72
  • “GREAT STUFF!” – @maidofpskov
  • “#FatAlice is very, very funny & jam packed with food for thought. A perfect lunchtime treat. – @ellie99

FAT ALICE was commissioned by the Traverse Theatre and presented in the Festival 2014 Breakfast Plays series. It was subsequently commissioned for A Play, A Pie and A Pint and presented in collaboration with Aberdeen Performing Arts at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen; Óran Mór, Glasgow and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in March – April 2015. Directed by Joe Douglas.


FAT ALICE started its life as a 20-minute short that was directed by Zinnie Harris and presented as part of the Traverse Theatre’s Write Here Festival 2013 – read my BLOG POST. It was subsequently commissioned and presented as part of the Traverse Theatre’s Breakfast Play line-up in August 2014 – BLOG POST here.

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