For a limited run from September, Big the Musical, based on the hit movie, will arrive at the Dominion Theatre in London.

Big the Musical

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Jay McGuiness as Josh Baskin in Big the Musical.

The musical will open at the Dominion Theatre on 6th September, playing a limited nine-week run until 2nd November. A special gala night will also be held on 17th September, raising money for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

The show, based on the 1988 film by the name Big which starred Tom Hanks, will see Jay McGuiness take on the title role of Josh Baskin. Jay will be reprising the role, having originally performed in the musical at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in 2016.

Jay rose to fame as part of the successful boy band, The Wanted, and later went on to win the 2015 series of Strictly Come Dancing. He is currently starring in Rip It Up - The 60’s in London’s West End which runs until June.

What is Big all about?

Big the Musical is described as 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.

With music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, the show has a book by John Weidman and direction and choreography by Morgan Young.

Adapted from the Twentieth Century Fox film written by Gary Ross and Ann Spielberg, the musical will be produced in London by Michael Rose, Damien Sanders and Paul Gregg for Encore Theatre Productions Limited. 

Tickets are now on sale. Group tickets are available for the show and group travel organisers can call 03448 472311 for more details.

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