Fat Shirley’s: A Trailer Park Opera explores the lives of trailer park residents in the aftermath of the death of their beloved landlady Fat Shirley. Not only is Shirley’s demise an emotional event, it also leaves the residents uncertain about their fates. Fat Shirley was a last resort for many of the tenants, many of whose lives are characterized by the hardships that often accompany poor decision making.
“…my friend and I knew we would be in hysterics the whole night.”
Intermission Magazine, Bristol, UK
June 12, 2014
“Fat Shirley’s: A Trailer Park Opera is a hilarious musical comedy and the funniest play to come down the pike in a long time. Set in rural anywhere, Fat Shirley’s paints a picture (probably on black velvet) of an unlikely utopia: a trailer park where the tenants love each other.”
“Delighting festival and theatre audiences in the US as well as London, Bath and with sell-out shows in Bristol, Fat Shirley has developed a loyal cult following. Fat Shirley’s: A Trailer Park Opera is the Rocky Horror Picture Show of the bluegrass scene, with audience members often turning up in costume and always ready to have fun.”
The Bristol Post, Bristol, UK
November 28, 2014
“Fat Shirley’s will keep you smiling long after the trailer park residents have said Good night y’all”.
U.K. Theatre Web
Bring Fat Shirley’s back to the United States this summer!