LaBute's Fat Pig, with Marshall, Page and Webb, Opens in London May 27

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Neil LaBute's Fat Pig makes its U.K. premiere at the West End's Trafalgar Studios May 27 following previews that began May 16. The production is booking for a limited season through Sept. 6.

The play, which is directed by the playwright, stars Kris Marshall, Joanna Page, Ella Smith and Robert Webb.

Fat Pig revolves around Tom, who when he first meets Helen finds there is an instant connection – but it's not exactly love at first sight... Helen is a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus-sized - and then some - and it's only so long before the insults start to fly from Tom's shallow yet shockingly funny office buddies.

Webb, who plays Tom, is half of the TV comedy duo Mitchell and Webb, whose hit shows include "Peep Show" and "That Mitchell & Webb Look." Smith, who plays Helen, was a regular character in the TV drama series "Cape Wrath" and recently starred opposite Marshall in the BBC drama "Sold." Marshall was last seen in the West End in Treats at the Garrick Theatre with Billie Piper and Laurence Fox; he played Nick in the television show "My Family," and his film credits include "Death at a Funeral," "The Merchant of Venice" and "Love Actually." Page stars as Stacey in the BBC comedy series "Gavin and Stacey" and can also currently be seen in "Love Soup"; her film credits include "Gideon's Daughter" and "Love Actually." Onstage she was seen with Ian McKellen in the Old Vic stage production of Aladdin.

Fat Pig was originally produced at New York's Lucille Lortel Theatre in 2004 under the auspices of MCC Theatre, the Off-Broadway company currently producing LaBute's latest play, reasons to Be pretty. LaBute's previous plays to be seen in London include bash: latter-day plays, The Mercy Seat, The Distance from Here and The Shape of Things, all first produced at the Almeida, and Some Girl(s), seen at the Gielgud Theatre in 2005. Later this year, the Almeida will also offer the U.K. premiere of LaBute's In a Dark House (first seen at MCC in New York last year), opening on Nov. 27 (following previews from Nov. 20). His feature films include "In the Company of Men," "Your Friends and Neighbors," "Nurse Betty," "Possession" and a film version of "The Shape of Things."

Fat Pig is produced in London by Ambassador Theatre Group's Howard Panter and Broadway producer Barry Weissler, who is currently represented in the West End and on Broadway by his production of Chicago. For tickets contact the box office at 0870 060 6632 or visit twww.theambassadors.com/trafalgarstudios.

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