My dΓ©but 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.

‘Fat Girls Don’t Dance’ teaser

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 Don’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.” The Reviews Hub β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

“Stunning.” Ed Fest Mag β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

“Candid and disarming.” The Stage

“Extremely thoughtful, yet deeply witty.The Independent

Signed books available to buy

Fat Girls Don't Dance | Maria Ferguson
‘Fat Girls Don’t Dance’ play-text (Oberon Books)

Fat Girls Don't Dance, Saboteur Award Winner: Best Spoken Word Show 2017, Oberon Books. Essex Girl, shortlisted for Tony Craze Award 2018, Show of the Week at VAULT 2019, Oberon Books. Debut poetry collection Alright, Girl?, Burning Eye Books 🐼

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