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 forThis 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+