About the showOpening in the West End for the first time, BIG the Musical comes to London’s Dominion Theatre in September. The big-hearted musical is based on the hilarious 80s film starring Tom Hanks.
BIG opened on Broadway in 1996, earning five Tony Award nominations, including Best Actress and Best Score. Twenty years later the show made its way to the UK, starring Jay McGuinness from boy band The Wanted. The show played in Plymouth and Dublin, and will now open in the West End for the first time.
Meet Josh Baskin. Josh is twelve years old and hates being little. But all of this changes one night at the carnival when a mysterious Zoltar Speaks machine grant’s Josh’s wish to be big. Now a kid trapped in an adult’s body, and all alone in New York, Josh must try to find his way in the grown-up world where it’s all work and no play. Josh tries his hardest, but he can’t help being himself – but hey, maybe he could teach the grown-ups a few things!
The Wanted's Jay McGuinness stars as Josh. McGuiness recently won Strictly Come Dancing in 2015 and this year performed in Rip It Up - The 60s at the Garrick Theatre alongside Aston merrygold, Harry Judd, and Louis Smith.
Wendi Peters appears in the role of Mrs Baskin, Kimberley Walsh plays Susan Lawrence and Matthew Kelly is George MacMillan.
BIG features songs by David Shire (Saturday Night Fever) and Richard Maltby (Miss Saigon), with a book written by John Weidman (Anything Goes. Morgan Young (Elf the Musical) directs and choreographs.
Full of side-splitting jokes and a heartwarming story, BIG the Musical is a perfect show for the whole family. Don’t miss out! The show is playing for nine weeks only from September 6th.
Who Should See It?BIG is a great show which is suitable for the whole family, and perfect for fans of the 80s movie.
is a funny, heartwarming show which is suitable for the whole family. Fans of the original 80s movie will fall in love with the show, as will fans of recent musical adaptations of films such as School of Rock and Heathers.