SeatPlan Logo
Big: The Musical hero image
Big: The Musical hero image
Big: The Musical hero image
    an agreeable slice of escapist entertainment.
    Whatsonstage.com
    mostly this is a surprising delight.
    London Theatre

Big: The Musical tickets

Marking its West End debut, Broadway show BIG the Musical makes its way into the Dominion Theatre in September 2019 for a limited 9-week run. The musical is based on the classic 1988 film starring Tom Hanks, which had two Academy Award nominations and is ranked as one of the funniest films of all time.

The musical adaptation originally opened on Broadway in 1996 at the Shubert Theatre, and though it didn’t win any coveted Tony Awards, it did earn five nominations. The show made its way to the UK in 2016, where it played in Plymouth and Dublin. The UK production starred Jay McGuinness, of boy band The Wanted, as lead character Josh.

BIG the Musical follows the journey of twelve-year-old Josh Baskin. Josh hates being little, and all of that changes one night at the carnival. A mysterious Zoltar machine grants Josh’s wish to be big, and Josh becomes an adult! Alone in New York, and trapped in an adult’s body, Josh tries to navigate in a grown-up world where everything is work with no play. Despite trying his hardest, Josh can’t help being himself – maybe he could teach the adults a thing or two…

Jay McGuinness reprises his role as Josh in this production. McGuinness is best known for being a member boy band The Wanted. In 2015, he won the television show Strictly Come Dancing, showing the nation his ballroom dancing skills. Most recently, McGuinness performed in Rip It Up – The 60s alongside Harry Judd, Aston Merrygold, and Louis Smith. The show toured the UK before playing at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End for four months.

McGuinness is joined by Wendi Peters as Mrs Baskin, Kimberley Walsh as Susan Lawrence and Matthew Kelly as George MacMillan.

The show features songs by David Shire and Richard Maltby. Shire has created songs for a range of films and musicals, including parts of Saturday Night Fever. Maltby has penned lyrics for the likes of Miss Saigon and Ain’t Misbehavin’. The musical’s book comes from John Weidman, who has collaborated with Wicked creator Stephen Schwartz on Assassins as well as written the book for Anything Goes. Direction and choreography comes from Morgan Young (Elf the Musical).

BIG the Musical is sure to be a hilarious, BIG-hearted show which is perfect for the whole family, don’t miss out, as it’s only playing at the Dominion for nine-weeks from September 6th.

Performance dates: 01 Nov 2019 - 02 Nov 2019

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)

Age recommendation: No under 5s

Special notice: Anyone who loved the original film BIG or has enjoyed recent film-to-musical adaptations such as Heathers. This show is family-friendly and for the big kid in all of us . It will certainly have you laughing your socks off!

250 seat view photos

Big: The Musical seat view photos show what view you will get for your money. Unfortunately we do not have any seat views for this show.

Latest audience reviews

Overall a good show to watch, feel food and nostalgic. The piano scene is fun, Jay brings the character... More

Anne-Marie 02 Nov 2019

Overall a good show to watch, feel food and nostalgic. The piano scene is fun, Jay brings the character to life, showing the boy in the man very well. Kimberley, is fabulous, her singing is brilliant, incredible voice. All actors were on point.

Anne-Marie 02 Nov 2019

Despite a small technical hitch early on, the show was excellent. There were some enjoyably obvious... More

chocoholics2005 30 Sep 2019

Despite a small technical hitch early on, the show was excellent. There were some enjoyably obvious moments for people who have seen the film but those who haven't wouldn't feel they had missed anything. The cast were excellent.

chocoholics2005 30 Sep 2019

DO NOT LET THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS PUT YOU OFF THIS SHOW! If exceeded my expectations, made my cry for all... More

laurenelphick 28 Sep 2019

DO NOT LET THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS PUT YOU OFF THIS SHOW! If exceeded my expectations, made my cry for all the right reasons and even by the time I got home, I was still smiling and singing ‘Cross The Line’

laurenelphick 28 Sep 2019

A mostly enjoyable show although the music is quite forgettable and the plot seems to have lost some... More

rikkiONshow Top 10 reviewer28 Sep 2019

A mostly enjoyable show although the music is quite forgettable and the plot seems to have lost some of its charm and magic in being adapted for the stage. The cast are all superb though, particularly Kimberley Walsh who gives a solid performance both in acting and vocals. Jay McGuiness does well to capture the innocence and charm of his character too. The set is by far the most impressive aspect of this production and the show does well to fill the huge stage. At times I did feel a little bored, but there's enough here to keep you entertained.

rikkiONshow Top 10 reviewer28 Sep 2019

A mostly enjoyable show although the music is quite forgettable and the plot seems to have lost some... More

rikkiONshow Top 10 reviewer28 Sep 2019

A mostly enjoyable show although the music is quite forgettable and the plot seems to have lost some of its charm and magic in being adapted for the stage. The cast are all superb though, particularly Kimberley Walsh who gives a solid performance both in acting and vocals. Jay McGuiness does well to capture the innocence and charm of his character too. The set is by far the most impressive aspect of this production and the show does well to fill the huge stage. At times I did feel a little bored, but there's enough here to keep you entertained.

rikkiONshow Top 10 reviewer28 Sep 2019

Big tells the story of a fateful wish made by 12-year-old Josh to become an adult, only he soon finds... More

MrMHurst 24 Sep 2019

Big tells the story of a fateful wish made by 12-year-old Josh to become an adult, only he soon finds out that with growing up comes getting a job and dating girls - two things he knows nothing about. This production has incredible production: the sets are exceptionally well detailed, costuming is wonderful, lighting and use of AV screens both befitting and restrained, a faultless cast, and a lovely story to boot. It is also very funny, causing many laugh-out-loud moments. The only drawback with Big The Musical is that the music just isn't very good. Tunes are not memorable, lyrics feel contrived and each concept is dragged out in song way beyond breaking point, all the while one is left wishing that one were watching a straight play.

MrMHurst 24 Sep 2019
  • from
  • Your basket is empty.