Fat Boy Swim

Fat Boy Swim is an acclaimed and celebrated novel.

Written by Catherine Forde / Directed by Dougie Irvine / Musical Direction by Michael John McCarthy.

This musical adaptation finds Jimmy at a turning point in his life, struggling with his weight, school bullies and relationships at home. This life-affirming story taps into the teenage psyche and the repercussions of family secrets.  Created by an awarding-winning team, this production is set to an original soundtrack which is both contemporary and nostalgic, with anthems that you’ll be singing for years to come.  It’s a relevant, vital and timely, coming of age tale which will delight family audiences across the country.

Visible Fictions are developing this fantastic novel into a stage musical. We presented a work in progress as part of Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2018, and we are thrilled to have been selected to present a 25 minute segment at Mercury Musical Developments’ BEAM showcase in 2021.

Watch this space… further developments planned for 2023.