IF you've not already heard of award winning artist Scottee via his various performance, provocative and comedic art shenanigans around the UK, and especially in Southend since the former Londoner made a new home in Westcliff, you're about to.

He is bringing his own stage show, Scottee: Fat Blokes, to the Palace Theatre on Saturday, May 5.

Fat Blokes, he explains, is a "sort of dance show about flab, double chins and getting your kit off in public. Fat Blokes uncovers why fat men are never sexy but are always funny, always the ‘before’ but never the ‘after’ shot".

The show, directed by Scottee with choreography from Lea Anderson MBE, was made in collaboration with "four fat blokes who’ve never done this sort of thing before".

"Prepare yourself for a show about pent up aggression, riot grrrl and the hokey cokey" he says.

Scottee first came under the spotlight in 2010, when as an emerging artist he won the title of Time Out Performer of the Year. Since then he has been creating provocative work for audiences across UK, Europe, Australia, Japan and the US.

His debut solo tour, The Worst of Scottee, won the prestigious Total Theatre Award at Edinburgh in 2014.

Most recently he was included on Independent Rainbow List as one of Britain's most influential LGBTQI+ people.

Last year Scottee collaborated with Focal Point Gallery in Southend, to create a temporary public artwork that sat across the High Street on the railway bridge, to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.

Scottee is co-host on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends . In 2015 his debut radio documentary My Big Fat Documentary was made BBC Radio 4’s Documentary of the Week.

He has since then appeared on Front Row , BBC Radio 3’s The Verb and Free Thinking (BBC World Service and BBC Radio 1).

In 2016 Scottee joined his family who have been living in Southend for the past decade. He has since relocated his company to Westcliff starting to make performances and installations across Southend.

Fat Blokes is the first of his theatre shows to be staged in the town. He vows that "all of his touring work from now on will be shown in Southend first!"

Scottee: Fat Blokes, takes place in the Dixon Studio of the Palace Theatre, Westcliff, on Saturday May 5, at 7.45pm.

Tickets are £10 or £8 for concessions.

Visit southendtheatres.org.uk for booking and further information.