BIG The Musical will make its West End debut at the Dominion29 March 2019
Based on the smash-hit movie starring Tom Hanks, BIG The Musical makes its West End premiere at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited nine-week season from 6 September to 2 November 2019, with a Gala Night in aid of Make-A-Wish on Tuesday 17 September.
BIG is a joyous, heart-warming musical about 12 year-old Josh Baskin who longs to be big. When a mysterious Zoltar machine grants his wish, he finds himself trapped inside an adult’s body and he is forced to live and work in a grown-up world, but his childlike innocence has a transforming effect on the adults he encounters.
Jay McGuiness (The Wanted, Strictly Come Dancing champion) will star as Josh Baskin, having originated the role at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in 2016. With music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, BIG has a book by John Weidman and direction and choreography by Morgan Young. Associate choreographer is Helen Rymer, musical supervisor Stuart Morley, set and costume designer Simon Higlett, lighting designer Tim Lutkin, video designer Ian Galloway, and sound designers Terry Jardine and Avgoustos Psillas.
Based on the Twentieth Century Fox Film BIG written by Gary Ross and Ann Spielberg, BIG will be produced in London by Michael Rose, Damien Sanders and Paul Gregg for Encore Theatre Productions Limited.