Big The Musical
Big The Musical

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A new production of the 1996 Broadway musical Big, based on the popular 1988 film starring Tom Hanks, is now open in London's West End at the Dominion Theatre. The musical has the same storyline as the film, which sees a young boy wish he could be grown up, and suddenly wakes up in an adult's body, having to navigate the difficulties and realities of adulthood. Tickets for Big the Musical are now on sale. 

The production stars Jay McGuiness, known as a singer in The Wanted and Strictly Come Dancing contestant, lead the cast as Josh Baskin (the role made famous by Hanks) alongside Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh, Wendi Peters and Matthew Kelly. 

Big the Musical, which opened in the West End on 19th September, features music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. After opening on Broadway in 1996 in a large and well-documented production directed by Mike Ockrent with choreography by Susan Stroman, it ran for just 193 performances at the Shubert Theatre and was nominated for five Tony Awards.

The musical got its UK premiere in Plymouth in 2016, also starring McGuiness, and after touring to Dublin, proved to be a success, announcing a West End transfer shortly after. Directed and choreographed by Morgan Young, the production includes scenes from the film, including the iconic giant piano dance in the toy store. 

Big the Musical tickets are on sale now.

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Children under the age of 5 cannot be admitted to the auditorium. All patrons, regardless of age must have a valid ticket.
John Weidman
Morgan Young
Songs by:
David Shire and Richard Maltby
Tim Lutkin
Terry Jardine and Avgoustos Psillas
Simon Higlett
Morgan Young
Simon Higlett
Cast list:
Jay McGuiness, Wendi Peters, Kimberley Walsh, Matthew Kelly, Lori Haley Fox, Edward Handoll, Harrison Dadswell, Jamie O’Connor, Jake Simon, Jobe Hart, Austen Phelan, Theo Wilkinson, Charlie Bull, Colin Burnicle, Christie-Lee Crosson, Vicki Davids, Alex Fobbester, Leanne Garretty, Stuart Hickey, Matt Holland, Tash Holway, Ross McLaren, Richard Murphy, Eddie Myles, Katharine Pearson, Anton Fosh, Gemma Fuller, Gary Murphy, Katy Osborne, Olufemi Alaka, Coco Cousin-Brown, Asher Ezeguiel, Ellis Griffiths, Imogen Law Hing Choy, Noah Leggott, Amaya Lucas, Cassia McCarthy, Ophelia Parsons, Bailey Razdan, Lucinda Wicks and Chanel Zinyemba.

Dominion Theatre

268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ
Nearest tube:
Tottenham Court Road

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Big the Musical was - in a pre-Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark and King Kong - one of the costliest Broadway flop musicals ever staged at the time of its 1996 premiere, losing the entirety of its $10.3m investment when it shut after just six months, after failing to be nominated for that year's Tony Award for best musical. Read more

Latest Big The Musical News & Features

Full casting announced for West End premiere of Big at the Dominion Theatre
Thursday, 27 June, 2019

Complete casting has been named for the West End premiere of Big, opening at the Dominion Theatre in September. Based on the 1988 film starring Tom Hanks, Big follows Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old who wakes up in an adult’s body. Now living in a grown-up world, Josh must grow up fast, however his youthfulness has a lasting effect on those he works with. Big features original songs including ‘Cross The Line’ and ‘I Want to Go Home’.

Big Cast
Wendi Peters, Kimberley Walsh and Matthew Kelly join West End cast of Big
Wednesday, 08 May, 2019

Further casting has been announced for the upcoming West End transfer of Big the Musical, which opens at the Dominion Theatre in September. Based on the film starring Tom Hanks, the musical is about a 12-year-old boy who wishes he was ‘big’, and wakes up with the body of an adult. It will star The Wanted singer Jay McGuiness as Josh Baskin after he originated the role during a run in Plymouth in 2016.

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