BIG the Musical
For a big-hearted, hilarious show adapted from the classic 80s film, look no further than BIG musical tickets
Smash-hit 80s film BIG gets a musical adaptation as it leaps into London’s Dominion Theatre in September for a limited 9-week run.
The 1988 film, starring Tom Hanks, earned two Academy Award nominations, including Best Actor, and is highly regarded as one of the funniest films of all time. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1996 and earned five Tony Award nominations, including Best Score.
The UK production visited Plymouth and Dublin back in 2016, starring The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness in the lead role of Josh. The musical will now have its West End premiere at the Dominion Theatre.
Twelve-year-old Josh’s life sucks. Why? Because he hates being little. But all of this changes one night at the carnival when a mysterious Zoltan Speaks machine grants Josh’s wish true and makes him big. Now a child trapped in an adult’s body, Josh must try his hardest to make it in the adult world where it’s all work and definitely no play. But though Josh tries his hardest, he just can’t help being himself! Maybe he’ll be able to teach the grown-ups a thing or two…
Jay McGuiness reprises his role as Josh. The Wanted member won Strictly Come Dancing in 2015, and recently appeared in Rip It Up – The 60s.
Joining him are Girls Aloud member Kimberley Walsh (Elf, Shrek) as Susan Lawrence, actress Wendi Peters (Coronation Street, White Christmas) as Mrs Baskin, and television presenter and actor Matthew Kelly (Spamalot, Legally Blonde) as George MacMillan.
BIG’s music comes from David Shire and Richard Maltby, with a book by John Weidman (Assassins, Anything Goes). Direction and choreography comes from Morgan Young (White Christmas).
Don’t miss out on the West End premiere of this heartwarming, big-hearted new musical. BIG runs at the Dominion Theatre, London, from September 6th.
BIG is suitable for families, and children over 8+.