Big Fish at The Other Palace tickets
Big Fish at The Other Palace tickets

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About the show

The Broadway hit musical Big Fish swims its way across the Atlantic and into the West End this November. Celebrated writer John August, original screenwriter on Tim Burton’s adaptation, returns to transform the fantastical tale for the stage. The musical stars titan of the small screen Kelsey Grammer, who makes his London stage debut as Edward Bloom.

Big Fish tells the story of Will and his larger than life father Edward Bloom, a man brimming with a thousand strange, surreal and enchanting tales. With Edward on his deathbed, his son finally begins to unknit the intertwining strands of stories woven throughout his father’s past.

In his last days Edward and Will embark on a meandering and heart-warming odyssey through a plethora of tall tales, filled with beauty, love and imagination.

Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe Award-winner Kelsey Grammer is best known for his character Dr Frasier in the US sitcom Cheers, and its Emmy Award-winning spin-off series Frasier. Grammer made his Broadway musical debut in 2010 playing nightclub owner Georges in La Cage aux Folles for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actor.

Award-winning actress Clare Burt stars opposite Grammer as Sandra Bloom, with previous credits including Flowers for Mrs Harris and London Road.

Matthew Seadon-Young (Beautiful, Billy Elliot, Sweeney Todd) plays Will Bloom, whilst Jamie Muscato (Lazarus, Dogfight) portrays the young Edward Bloom.

All three perform alongside an incredible ensemble, including Frances McNamee (Little Shop of Horrors), Forbes Masson (Travesties), Laura Baldwin (Shrek), Landi Oshinowo (Sister Act), Dean Nolan (Fiddler on the Roof), George Ure (Sweeney Todd), Sophie Linder-Lee (The Rocky Horror Show), Gemma McMeel (Titanic) and Jonathan Stewart (Guys and Dolls).

Taking inspiration from both Daniel Wallace’s original novel Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions and the Tim Burton directed film which he himself penned, John August returned to adapt this beautiful story for stage.

The musical features a score by the Tony Award-nominated American composer Andrew Lippa whose credits include orchestrations for the 1999 Broadway revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and writing credits on Wild Party.

This beautifully, strange and stunningly unique tale arrives at The Other Palace for a limited Christmas run from 1st November to 31th December 2017.

Recommended for

This sensational adaptation will serve as a delightful seasonal treat for fans of Tim Burton’s classic film. Plus, followers of Grammer’s award-winning body of work shouldn’t not miss the chance to catch his exciting West End musical debut.

Age Recommendations: 5+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 01 Nov 2017
Booking from: 30 Dec 2017
Booking until: 31 Dec 2017

Location and map

The Other Palace
12 Palace Street
London, SW1E 5JA

52 Reviews Add review

EmilieKay 80 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is a stunningly creative show with a perfect blend of wry humour and pathos. There were very few dry eyes at the finale, with... More

ianwarde 5"6, 41 reviews, 1 helpful vote

LOVED this show! Such a gem. Got to speak to Kelsey Grammer.

rebeccasarah 5'2, 69 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Before seeing this show one word of warning - take tissues. I won't spoil the premise of the show but what I will say that you will... More

M4RKJONES 5'6, 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show had me in tears. Exceptionally well cast, and amazing music. Really hoping this will transfer or get a second life at The... More

musicalseats 162 cm, 158 reviews, 33 helpful votes

Great acting and very clever use of the stage and set. Enjoyable songs and moving plot.

scarlett3 5'7'', 28 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Wonderful show that is supported by a 5 star cast and crew. Although Kelsey Grammer is the celebrity name every other actor is also... More

moley 5' 6'', 113 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Visually beautiful show with fantastic songs and interesting choreography. At times the narrative felt a little all over the place,... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 5 helpful votes

A really charming, heartwarming show with some great performances. Kelsey Grammer is a nice actor but his singing is a little questionable... More

rochellebalboa 5"9, 130 reviews, 25 helpful votes