Alasdair Harvey, Linzi Hateley join 'The Little Big Things' cast
The world-premiere musical, based on the true story of Henry Fraser as written in his bestselling book, will begin performances at Soho Place on 2 September.
Hately will play Fran Fraser, and Harvey will play Andrew Fraser, the parents of the main character, Henry. As previously announced, the cast also includes Ed Larkin as Man Henry Fraser and Jonny Amies as Boy Henry Fraser.
"As soon as I read the script, I wanted to play the role of Fran Fraser," Hately said in a statement. "Alongside Henry, hers is a truly captivating story, illustrating beautifully a mother's love for her child and the strength that holds families together."
The Little Big Things is based on the bestselling memoir by Henry Fraser, who had to adjust to a whole new way of life after a diving accident left him a tetraplegic. The musical tells his story and how he finds a new path forward, keeps his family together, and becomes an inspiration against difficult odds.
"Placing disability at the centre of a musical, without wallowing in sentiment is no mean feat, but our wonderful writers and brilliant creative team have developed a remarkable piece of theatre about an incredibly powerful true story," Harvey said in his statement. "Henry’s fight for survival and new identity following life changing injuries is an inspiration and I’m thrilled to be playing his father Andrew.”
The show features music by Nick Butcher, lyrics by Butcher and Tom Ling, a book by Joe White, and direction by Luke Sheppard.
Further casting for The Little Big Things has yet to be announced.
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Photo credit: Alasdair Harvey and Linzi Hateley. (Photos courtesy of production)
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