Size matters if you're a member of Big Ballet. Each of the 16 dancers in the corps de ballet weighs 220 pounds or more and has only one goal: not to lose a single pound!
They deliberately, and above all self-confidently, challenge accepted social standards in a world where the pursuit of slenderness and beauty has taken on an almost maniacal devotion.
Their aim is to prove that grace, elegance, charisma and nimbleness are not the sole property of the 'thin'.
The ladies enchant their audiences with classical and modern ballet pieces in a hilarious comedy show full of fun and astonishing choreography, proving that you should not take life, or yourself, too seriously.
They encourage us to accept ourselves just as we are and not to strive for unattainable ideals of beauty, but to enjoy life and simply to have fun.
Let yourself be enchanted by the humour, gorgeous costumes and contagious high spirits of the dancers. Enjoy the show - it will both surprise and thrill you.
Big Ballet is performing at the Beck Theatre on Tuesday, November 4, at 8pm. Tickets £17/£15 concs. Box office 020 8561 8371.