Now the film comes to the stage in a musical adaptation that comes to London's Dominion Theatre in September, after an impressive opening at Theatre Royal Plymouth in 2016. With magic and mischief at its heart, the story offers plenty of potential for a rousing show.
We follow a kid called Josh Baskin, who finds a strange fortune telling machine at a fun fair and makes a wish to be big. When it comes true, he finds himself with an adult body and the thoughts of a child. As Josh navigates the expectations and freedoms of grown up corporate life, his child-like wonder has a lasting effect on the real adults around him.
After playing the lead part in the debut run at Plymouth, Jay McGuiness will reprise the role of Josh Baskin in the West End production. With the original Josh immortalised on screen by Tom Hanks, there are big shoes to fill. But McGuinness has his own brand of charisma and proven singing and dancing credentials from being part of the boyband The Wanted to winning 2015's Strictly Come Dancing.
|What||Big, Dominion Theatre|
|Where||Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Rd, London, W1T 7AQ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Oxford Circus (underground)|
06 Sep 19 – 02 Nov 19, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|