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Dominion Theatre, London4.2450 reviews
Big The Musical makes its long-awaited West End premiere at the Dominion Theatre this autumn following hit runs in Plymouth and Dublin.

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Witness the beloved 1988 film spring to life for the first time ever on the West End stage. Having first premiered in the UK at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in November 2016 before heading to the BGE Theatre in Dublin during Christmas that same year, Big The Musical is finally playing at London’s Dominion Theatre after nearly two years of production limbo.

The Irish production of Big The Musical most notably starred Jay McGuiness of The Wanted, an early 2010’s boyband that gained traction for their hit singles “Glad You Came” and “All Time Low”. McGuiness, who stepped into the role of Josh Baskin originally made famous by Tom Hanks, is set to reprise his role for the London premiere.

What is Big The Musical about?

This feel-good musical is based on the classic Tom Hanks film of the same name and follows a twelve-year-old boy named Josh Baskin, who thinks his life as a kid is dull. One night while at a carnival, he tosses a coin into a Zoltar fortune-telling machine and makes a wish to be 'big'. But after the arcade-like machine says his wish has been granted, Josh is shocked to find it had been unplugged the whole time. Shaken from this revelation, he returns home and goes to bed, only to wake up the next morning as a fully-grown, thirty-year-old man. Forced to do what normal adults do and get a job and a girlfriend, Josh soon begins to wonder whether it's actually worth being all grown up after all.

Big The Musical creative team and West End cast

This hilarious and big-hearted show features a clever book by John Weidman and an unforgettable score by both Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire that will have you wishing big on the next falling star you see.

It has been confirmed that The Wanted's Jay McGuiness is reprising his role for the big West End premiere of Big. The singer went on to gain fame as the winner reality competition shows Strictly Come Dancing and Hunted. He has been starring in Rip It Up: The 60s ahead of his Big performance. It has been announced that the star will be joined on stage by Wendi Peters, Kimberley Walsh and Matthew Kelly.

Wendi Peters stars as Mrs Baskin. The actress is best known for her portrayal of Cilla Battersby Brown in Coronation Street. In addition to her numerous television appearances, the actress is no stranger to the stage having starred in shows like Rutherford and SonWhite ChristmasOh, What a Lovely War, and the UK tour of Quartet

Peters is joined by Kimberley Walsh starring as Susan Lawrence. Walsh came to prominence as a member of girl group Girls Aloud after winning the role on the ITV competition show Popstars: The Rivals. The group would go on to massive success with twenty consecutive top ten singles. Walsh's West End debut saw her star as Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical she would go on to star in Elf the Musical and play a role in Sweet Charity alongside Denise Van Outen.

Matthew Kelly rounds out the starring cast as George MacMillan. though best known for presenting Stars in their Eyes and  You Bet!, the actor has also appeared in various television programmes such as Cold Blood, Benidorm and Bleak House. His stage roles have also been prolific including originating Stanley for Funny Peculiar, working alongside Ian McKellan in Waiting for Godot and starring as Lennie in Of Mice and Men a role which earned him an Olivier Award for Best Actor.

Additional information about casting will be released in due course, be sure to follow our news page for all the latest announcements.

Big The Musical tickets – A long time coming

Big The Musical has been on the #WestEndWishList for quite some time now, but Zoltar has finally made fans' dreams come true. Big The Musical starring Jay McGuiness has officially arrived at the West End's Dominion Theatre for a special, nine-week run that you won't want to miss. It's pure bliss and fun for the whole family!

Book your Big The Musical tickets early to avoid disappointment!


Additional Information

Age restriction

Children under 5 will not be admitted.

Running time

To be confirmed.

Performance dates

10 September - 02 November 2019

Venue Information

Dominion Theatre268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ

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Customer Reviews

450 reviews4.2

South East London19th November

Feel good factor film!

Suzanne Jee11th November

Theatre is expensive these days especially if you are taking children with you but this was a wonderful show Great cast Really enjoyable Well done everyone x

Cordelia Bland7th November

Excellent show. superb cast and orchestra

Lorraine Cook5th November

Fabulous fun show. Brilliant singing and dancing. Felt very uplifted

Stephanie Wilson4th November

I'm afraid it didn't live up to my expectations at all. It was like the story was being crammed into a limited time, even though the musical was far too long. Large parts of the story could have been skipped rather than crammed into scenes which didn't work on stage. I thought the dinner party where Josh was taken to impress Susan's friends was cringeworthy! So excruciating to watch and the song was ridiculous. I honestly have never seen such an over the top "art of course acting" section and hope never to again. Having said that, the dance routines were slick and well done and the singing was clear and well executed. I thought the staging was superb and worked really well, making scene changes seamless and very effective. Unfortunately the show as a whole just didn't work. Much of the music was instantly forgettable and

Mrs Catherine White4th November

The show was a fascinating insight into child/adult thought comparison, delivered by a dazzling cast in a brilliant production.

Mrs Dawn Hollocks4th November

Brilliant, we had a fantastic time!!!

Kevin Sieling4th November

Great show and great theatre

Marco Ledwold3rd November

Took my son with me - 15 yr old. Song routines were too many / too long for him - not aimed at younger audience.

Carol Bryan3rd November

We really enjoyed seeing Big. It was very uplifting and Jay was very believable as grown up Josh. The scenery was great and the dancing fantastic. A lovely afternoon

Stephanie Manton3rd November

Thought the storyline during the 2nd half was a bit drawn out in the office setting, the scene when he was introduced to her friends quite boring and too long. Not enough emphasise on renewing his life with his family and friends.

Bella Ruth3rd November

I wanted to see the show, as a big fan of Strictly Come Dancing, just because of Jay McGuiness and Kimberley Walsh. It is a great show, with all ensemble giving full on performance. The role is well suited for Jay, he is vulnerable and believable. I loved him on Strictly and I loved him even more in Big, the musical.