Plays by Deborah Freeman

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"FAT" Radio Play 1994

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Deborah Freeman`s second radio play FAT was broadcast in Afternoon Theatre in 1994. Directed by Michael Fox, it was last in the series `City on Air,` `Manchester City of Drama on the BBC`


In The Times, Peter Davalle wrote: ```Fat. Radio 4. 2.00 pm.  Inside this fat and funny play. a thin, sad play is struggling to get out. Deborah Freeman wrote it. I wish I knew whether it was inspired by her own personal fight against flab, or by the war the rest of us have to wage against those unwanted inches where it shows the most.  Either way, she has broken new ground with a play in which everyone and everything is motivated by avoirdupois. As the central character of Janet (Noreen Kershaw,) plumply puts it while wondering aloud if she will ever have a rib-cage, "Fat is not a red herring. It is the source of most of the truth about most relationships."  Now there`s food for  thought....```


"Fat` was translated into German by Hubert von Bechtelsheim, and later broadcast on Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerische Rundfunk, and then Swiss Radio. Interestingly, while the BBC and critics in English called the play light, with sad undertones, the German version was advertised first as philosophical in nature, and then about `leidenschaften - passions.


Jane Cox, David Fleeshman and Finetime Fontaine were the other excellent actors in the BBC version.

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