Big: The Musical at Dominion Theatre tickets
Big: The Musical at Dominion Theatre tickets

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About the show

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.

Recommended for

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!

Age Recommendations: No under 5s

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 10 Sep 2019
Press night: 17 Sep 2019
Booking from: 01 Nov 2019
Booking until: 02 Nov 2019

Location and map

Dominion Theatre
268-269 Tottenham Court Road
London, W1T 7AQ

214 Reviews Add review

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... More

Anne-Marie 5'5", 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Despite a small technical hitch early on, the show was excellent. There were some enjoyably obvious moments for people who have seen... More

chocoholics2005 4"10, 75 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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... More

laurenelphick 5"3, 48 reviews, 3 helpful votes

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... More

rikkiONshow 178cm, 312 reviews, 5 helpful votes

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... More

rikkiONshow 178cm, 312 reviews, 5 helpful votes

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... More

MrMHurst 5"9', 29 reviews, 14 helpful votes

If you like Big the film then you’ll like Big the musical. First act runs quite close to film, act two is a little off but nevertheless... More

rachelgreene 100 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Pleasantly surprised by this one. I had heard the music many years back and knew it had been a big flop on Broadway. I thought it was... More

markeastaugh 6"1, 245 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Loved it so glad i got to see it before the show ends. The dancing on the piano was my best bit. Great cast was hooked throughout.

alex1979 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes