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March 28, 2019

Jay McGuiness to star in Big the Musical at Dominion Theatre in September

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Big the musical based on the hit film of the same name is coming to the Dominion Theatre London in September for a limited 9 week season. Jay McGuiness is to star in the role of Josh Baskin made famous by Tom Hanks.

Big the musical tickets Dominion Theatre

Big - the heart-warming and hilarious Broadway show based on the classic movie starring Tom Hanks, makes its West End premier at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited nine-week season. Pre-sale now open.

This spectacular production tells the story of Josh Baskin, a twelve-year-old boy who hates being little until one night at the carnival the mysterious Zoltar machine grants his wish to be big. Trapped in an adult’s body and alone in New York, he innocently tries to find his way around a grown-up world where it’s all work and no play. But while everyone around him tries to act their age, Josh just can't help being himself. Maybe he can teach the real adults a thing or two.

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Jay McGuiness will star as Josh Baskin, having originated the role at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in 2016.  Jay came to fame as part of the successful boy band The Wanted.  His fame widened when he won Strictly Come Dancing in 2015 with professional dancer Aliona Vilani.  He and fellow bandmate Siva won last year’s celebrity version of Channel 4’s Hunted, raising money for Stand Up To Cancer.  Jay is also a regular contributor to the BBC’s The One Show and is currently starring in Rip It Up - The 60’s in London’s West End until June. With music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Big has a book by John Weidman and direction and choreography by Morgan Young.  Associate choreographer is Helen Rymer, musical supervisor Stuart Morley, set and costume designer Simon Higlett, lighting designer Tim Lutkin, video designer Ian Galloway, and sound designers Terry Jardine and Avgoustos Psillas. Big the musical plays from 6 September to 2 November 2019 at the Dominion Theatre London.

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3rd Floor, 80 St. Martin’s Lane
Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


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