Love Me Slender (2002)
Directed by Clive Russell
"Remember girls - not slim for today. Not slim for tomorrow. But slim for life!"
With these words Siobhan seeks to inspire her recruits to the Slim for Life Diet Club to succeed in achieving their health and beauty goals. What soon becomes apparent is that their real problem is a lack of self-esteem and a sense of worth.How they find those values, plus the friendship that grows between them, forms the basis of this very funny play which deals with a highly topical subject. Siobhan has lost seven stone, found a new self, a fulfilling job and a wonderful husband. Armed with these she encourages others to achieve the same through a combination of diet and personal philosophy. Five stages - commitment, discipline, sacrifice, realisation and salvation - for the key to a new life.
Can Jean, Claudette, Rosie and the rest win the fight with flab? The determination to succeed comes with a price and one not everyone is willing to pay. When the temptation rises and the motivation begins to wane, the edges begin to unravel in the face of Siobhan's autocratic rule. Just how much is the price worth paying?
- Siobhan - Hazel Anderson
- Kelly - Emma-Jane Burley
- Claudette - Patricia Mill
- Rosie - Anne Travers
- Lucinda - Alice Mill
- Celia - Linda White
- Jean - Fleur Hogarth
- Stage Manager - Liam Campbell
- Lighting Design - Stuart Draper
- Sound Design - Andrew Rickinson
- Lighting & Sound Operator - Emma Connolly
- Wardrobe - Val Williams
- Prompt - Pat Laban
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