Big Fish The Musical
Other Palace (formerly St James Theatre), London
Big Fish The Musical - Other Palace (formerly St James Theatre), London
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Cast your minds back to 2003 and you might remember the Tim Burton film Big Fish, which was adapted from Daniel Wallace’s 1998 novel of the same name. Whilst the film and book both won-over audiences one might be forgiven for thinking that that was the end of the story in regards to new versions.
But fast forward a decade to 2013 and all that changed as Andrew Lippa and John August put together this fantastic stage musical version, which finally makes its way to London in 2017 with American screen legend Kelsey Grammer in a lead role.
It is the latest stage production to have its origins on the big screen and the page, with the likes of Shrek The Musical and The Wizard Of Oz providing previous West End experiences.
But the presence of Kelsey Grammer in this production ensures this one will gain a lot of attention as it opens in the capital, with audiences inevitably flocking to The Other Palace.
Big Fish introduces us to the Blooms, namely Will Bloom played by Matt Seadon-Young and Edward Bloom, his dying father played by Grammer. The story involves the two of them sharing stories with one another, with the latter’s involving some fanciful tales that might or might not be true, as they play out onstage.
This will be an unbeatable opportunity to witness the London stage debut of Grammer, who comes to the United Kingdom having made his name as a household television star on the other side of the Atlantic. Best known for playing Dr Frasier Crane in the ensemble 80s sitcom Cheers and its 90s spinoff Frasier, he has also appeared on stage in New York and in a host of other television shows, including recent Amazon series The Last Tycoon.
But now he joins the growing legacy for Daniel Wallace’s 1998 novel, which continues the latest leg of its journey as a musical stage production. It heads to The Other Palace in London’s West End, a new venue in the capital that is also the home of Britney Spears: The Cabaret in 2017.
Big Fish runs at the venue from Wednesday 1st November 2017.
Show & Venue InformationOther Palace (formerly St James Theatre)
12 Palace Street
Wednesday, 01 November 2017
Sunday, 31 December 2017