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

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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

John August (book), and Andrew Lippa (music and lyrics) combined has written one of the most moving, beautiful, and magical productions... More

katierose 5"7, 67 reviews, 2 helpful votes

I loved this show. It is a heart warming story of the relationship between a son and his dad seen through the life of the dad as he... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 190 reviews, 10 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'', 116 reviews, 3 helpful votes

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 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

I hadn't read the book or seen the film previously so was going in particularly blind - the only think I had been told was that it... More

Jamb0r 178, 162 reviews, 12 helpful votes

Fun and fantastical show. This is very true to the film and has a wonderful blend of dreamlike/fantasy and heartfelt human drama. Throw... More

LondonLass 5"1, 216 reviews, 13 helpful votes

Just magical. A wonderful cast, and so cleverly executed. IGNORE THE NEWSPAPER REVIEWS. My audience loved it, and leaped to its feet... More

jeanneragonese 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely stunner of a show that is supported by an excellent cast and crew and deserves a long run.

moley 5' 6'', 116 reviews, 3 helpful votes