‘The Little Big Things’ musical adaptation to hit West End in world premiere

The brand new British musical, directed by Luke Sheppard, is based on the true story of Henry Fraser, a man who became a tetraplegic following a diving accident.

Bea Maynard
Bea Maynard

The Little Big Things, a brand-new musical based on the best-selling autobiography, will hit the West End this autumn.

This true-story about Henry Fraser, a man who was paralysed from the shoulders down after an accident, will premier at Soho Place from 9 September until 25 November.

"There have been many things that have happened since my accident that I never thought about in life, never planned and really surprised me, in a great way. This musical is one of those moments.” Henry Fraser said in a statement. “I still can’t believe it’s actually happening and itmakes me incredibly excited and nervous.”

Henry Fraser was an academy player with a premiership rugby club, when he was became a tetraplegic after a diving accident in 2009. After this life-altering event, he had to relearn almost all elements of his day-to-day existence. Although this came with unimaginable challenges, Henry’s resilience and determination led to him wheeling himself out the hospital a year earlier than planned. Today, he is a bestselling author, successful artist, and inspirational speaker.

The Little Big Things will follow his story, aided by a theatrical pop soundtrack.

Luke Sheppard (& Juliet and My Son’s a Queer) directs the production, with Michael Harrison and Nica Burns producing.

Ed Larkin will play adult Henry Fraser, and Jonny Aimes will play Boy Henry Fraser. Further casting is yet to be announced.

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Photo: Ed Larkin and Jonny Amies. (Photo courtesy of The Little Big Things)

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