A strange fable of a father and son in a fantastical world featuring witches, giants, a travelling circus and one enormous fish comes to the stage this Christmas. Big Fish, the 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace that was adapted into a hit film by Tim Burton in 2003, is transformed into a musical.
Tony-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and lyricist John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) have written a new score and book to accompany the story. And the production will premiere at Andrew Lloyd-Webber's newly renamed Other Palace Theatre in Victoria – which specialises in incubating and launching new musicals.
Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe award-winning American actor Kelsey Grammer lends some star power as Edward Bloom, the extraordinary father who takes his altogether more ordinary son Will on a fantastical journey. Together father and son venture beyond the realms of normality and reality to discover the magic of imagination and the power of story-telling.
With plenty of wonder and lots of heart, Big Fish has the potential for feel-good musical theatre greatness. Certainly it's worth taking a chance on – it might just hook you.
Public booking for Big Fish The Musical at The Other Palace Theatre opens at 10am on Monday 31 July.
|What||Big Fish The Musical, The Other Palace Theatre|
|Where||The Other Palace Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Victoria (underground)|
01 Nov 17 – 31 Dec 17, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Other Palace Theatre|