My dรฉbut one-woman show ‘Fat Girls Don’t Dance’ won the Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Show in 2017, and was published by Oberon Books in the same year. It received rave reviews during a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and ran at theatres including Battersea Arts Centre, Bristol Old Vic and Roundhouse.



Blending theatre, storytelling and killer moves, spoken word artist Maria Ferguson explores her relationship with the F-word (food) with the help of her first love (dance). Questioning how we all look at size, Fat Girls Donโ€™t Dance takes us in to the world of performance, where three meals a day is up for compromise and skinny sells well.

“A feast of honesty, humour and emotion.”ย The Reviews Hubย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

“Stunning.”ย Ed Fest Magย โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…

“Candid and disarming.”ย The Stage

“Extremely thoughtful, yet deeply witty.The Independent


Available to purchase via Oberon Books

Fat Girls Don't Dance | Maria Ferguson

Fat Girls Don't Dance, Saboteur Award Winner: Best Spoken Word Show 2017, Oberon Books. Essex Girl, shortlisted for Tony Craze Award 2018 at Soho Theatre ๐Ÿผ

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