About the showGolden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Kelsey Grammer stars in the London premiere of John August and Andrew Lippa's celebratory musical Big Fish. Playing at Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace for a limited Christmas season, the musical comes as part of the venue's initiative to host rarely-performed works.
Based on Daniel Wallace's novel of the same name, and Tim Burton's 2003 film, Big Fish the Musical is the story of Edward Bloom, a man nearing the end of his life who has some tales to tell to his son. When his son can't quite believe them, and asks for the truth, the pair go on a life-affirming journey that changes them both forever.
Best known for his three-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award-winning role as Dr. Frasier Crane in NBC sitcoms Cheers and Frasier, Kelsey Grammer stars as Edward Bloom. Broadway credits include Gary Barlow's Finding Neverland, as well as a Tony-nominated stint in La Cage Aux Folles. Grammer is joined by Clare Burt, who stars as Sandra Bloom, with previous credits including Flowers for Mrs Harris and London Road.
Further casting includes Matt Seadon-Young as Will Bloom, Frances Mcnamee as Josephine Bloom, Forbes Masson as Amos/Don, Jamie Muscato as Edward, Laura Baldwin as Sandra, Landi Oshinowo as the Witch/Jenny Hill, Dean Nolan as Karl and George Ure as Zaki, alongside Sophie Linder-Lee, Gemma McMeel and Jonathan Stewart.
A musical from Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and writer John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Big Fish the Musical is directed by Nigel Harman, featuring design by Tom Rogers, choreography by Liam Steel, lighting design by Bruno Poet and video design by Duncan McClean, with sound design by Luke Swaffield and Avgustos Psillas for Autograph.
Big Fish the Musical plays a limited season at The Other Palace, from November 1st to December 31st 2017.
Who Should See It?Fans of The Addams Family will recognise Andrew Lippa's style here, and musical theatre lovers will definitely enjoy the show's joyous themes. It's also a fantastic opportunity to see one of theatre's biggest stars on stage!
Big Fish the Musical is suitable for all ages.