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Big The Musical Tickets4.3/5 - based on 132 reviews
- Starring: Jay McGuiness
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Big the Musical – Set to be a really BIG hit!
It's Big. It's bold. It's heartwarming. And, just like the movie, it's great fun. Welcome to Big the Musical, the stage version of the 1988 Tom Hanks film that delighted a generation. If you remember the piano bit, the kissing bit, the super-sad but sweet ending and the rest, you'll adore this very special show.
The movie was a massive award winner. Tom Hanks was handed a Golden Globe for Best Actor, a Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture award and a Saturn Award for Best Actor. The movie won a Saturn award for Best Writing, a Los Angeles Film Critics Award, a People's Choice for the Favourite Comedy, and an ASCAP Film and TV Music Award. But most of all it's a story loved by people of every age, from every background, in every country. This story has international appeal, and brings a smile to every face.
Look forward to a fun-filled family spectacular of a musical this autumn, inspired by the smash hit film. It makes its long-awaited and eagerly-anticipated West End premiere at the Dominion theatre from September 2019, and tickets are predicted to sell like hot cakes.
The plot? Young Josh Baskin is twelve years old and as far as he's concerned, life is rubbish. One night at the fair he spots one of those crazy fortune telling machines, the ones with the dummy of a person inside it that you put a coin in, and he makes a wish, an idle wish he doesn't think will come true. It's magic after all... and magic doesn't exist. But his wish to be big is granted and he's suddenly trapped in a thirty year old adult body, a fully paid-up member of a grown-up world he actually doesn't understand. Is being big really as great as he thought it would be?
Josh eventually gets a job with the MacMillen Toy Company in New York, and ends up testing the new toys. His fellow employee, Susan Lawrence, falls for Josh, but when the pressure of living as an adult gets too much, he becomes more and more desperate to go back to being a boy.
This is a hilarious, heart-warming and big-hearted musical show that's set to light up theatreland for an all-too-short nine weeks before it takes itself off to charm audiences at the next lucky venue. Grab tickets while you can.
Who is this show for?
This show is perfect for people aged 11 or more, just as good for big people as little ones!
Big The Musical reviews
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (73%)
Latest customer reviews
Reviewed on 28 December 2019 by Wendy, England, United Kingdom
The story, set, acting was absolutely brilliant. All the characters were cast perfectly, in particular Wendy Peters, Jay MGuinness and Kimberley Walsh. The songs in the show let it down as they were tuneless and unmemorable- I cannot remember one song andxwuth so many brilliant singers think the show missed a trick.
Reviewed on 04 November 2019 by Robert, Belper, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by Helen, Tewin, United Kingdom
Original music, funny & sad moments with fabulous performances from all the cast.
Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by Brenda, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Very lively show, all the actors gave their all to give the audience a great time.
Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by Graham, Lymington, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by Madalena, Mitcham, United Kingdom
Clever scenery, brilliant special effects, good music and a great story.
Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by Margaret, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
It was very funny and the acting was spot on. The music is what you would expect from a musical.
Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by Louise, London, United Kingdom
One of the best shows I have ever seen.
Reviewed on 02 November 2019 by Angela, Dover, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 01 November 2019 by Pauline, Hayes, United Kingdom
We felt the storyline was rushed through. Key elements were left out...the music and lyrics were not memorable at all. The sets were disappointing also, no wow factor. The added parts to the story line, did the original classic no favours.
Reviewed on 01 November 2019 by Denise, Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 31 October 2019 by Paul, London, United Kingdom
Great show with excitement for all the family. It had several elements of humour which kept everyone entertained.
Reviewed on 31 October 2019 by Adele, Keighley, United Kingdom
Unfortunately not a patch on the film. The set design is very clever, some choreography very good, good voices from the lead singers but the story line and character development are poor and uninteresting. Overall a boring 2 hours. What a shame.
Reviewed on 29 October 2019 by Rachel, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 28 October 2019 by Tania, Wuppertal, Germany
Fantastic cast, excellent experience. I have watched the film many times, just loved the theatre experience. Great value for money.
Reviewed on 28 October 2019 by Mark, Fleet, United Kingdom
A marvellous show only downside was orchestra too loud and drowned out the singers on some of the songs
Reviewed on 27 October 2019 by Gail, Exeter, United Kingdom
The show was fine, second half better than the first half. However having paid full price for okay seats to find out if we had waited and brought tickets now they would have been half the price for better seats was pretty gutting. The show was not worth the money we paid and I won’t be rushing back to see it again.
Reviewed on 27 October 2019 by Sharon, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Saw the matinee today. The cast were all excellent, especially Jay and Kimberley. The younger cast were so energetic and acted well. Such a feel good film/musical, some very touching parts. Brilliant performance, would recommend.
Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by Katherine, Shepperton, United Kingdom
Such a clever storyline, which I have been telling my grandchildren for years DONT TRY TO GET OLD BEFORE YOUR TIME, ENJOY YOUR CHILDHOOD IT'S PRECIOUS!
Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by John, Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Totally spoilt by 2 people one on either side on their phones the whole way through , my disabled son was very distracted by this such a shame for us we flew in from ireland
Reviewed on 25 October 2019 by Annette, Randalstown, United Kingdom
A real feel good show with actors of all ages integrating well and singing and dancing with an infectious enthusiasm.This far exceeded my expectations and I would thoroughly recommend it.
Reviewed on 24 October 2019 by Vivien, St. Ives, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 23 October 2019 by Julie, Weybridge, United Kingdom
The show was entertaining and the cast did its best, but the story was not written as a musical and may have been better as a play.
Reviewed on 22 October 2019 by Rebecca, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 October 2019 by Stephen, Colnbrook, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 October 2019 by Pip, Follifoot, United Kingdom
Great entertainment, loved the digital screens used for set. Iconic scene was well presented. How I laughed as Josh threw Susan onto the trampoline!
Reviewed on 20 October 2019 by Gillian, Warrington, United Kingdom
Not one for hard core musical fans but lots of fun for a family show. A little over long.
Reviewed on 19 October 2019 by Wendy, Bangor, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 October 2019 by Debbie, Oxted, United Kingdom
Lovely show, entertaining and you leave the show smiling.
Reviewed on 19 October 2019 by Glynis, Northampton, United Kingdom
Lovely show. Comfortable seats Really enjoyed it all.
Reviewed on 18 October 2019 by Eda, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 16 October 2019 by Nadav, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
Reviewed on 16 October 2019 by Nicola, London, United Kingdom
Good show with good cast. Well worth it.
Reviewed on 16 October 2019 by Kenneth, Dunbar, United Kingdom
Would have liked more catchy songs. Theatre wonderful.
Reviewed on 15 October 2019 by Brenda, Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 15 October 2019 by Vivien, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 15 October 2019 by Theresa, Sandgate, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 October 2019 by Avi, St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 October 2019 by Jani, Swanley, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 October 2019 by Tim, Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 13 October 2019 by Agnes, London, United Kingdom
Seemed like AmDram I’ve honestly seen better productions at schools Looked like it was going to run out of energy at times Main 2 characters were pretty good and young Billy shone Direction should be better
Reviewed on 13 October 2019 by Antony, Henley-on-thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 13 October 2019 by Nolan, Bishop, United States Of America
Fun afternoon, catch it before it ends on 2nd November
Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by William, Stanford Le Hope, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Sonia, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Absolutely heartwarming, funny and up lifting. We went Saturday 12th October Matinee and finished the show with a full stand ovation! Brilliant cast esp Jay, Wendi and Kimberley. And of course young Josh and Billy.
Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Gavin, Lambeth, United Kingdom
The Show did not do the original film justic. The show didn’t grab my attention in the first 10 minutes so it lost me.
Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Emerita, Chelsea, United Kingdom
Such a good adaption. Done beautifully
Reviewed on 11 October 2019 by Ryan, Benfleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 11 October 2019 by Kate, Witral, United Kingdom
It was very different from what I expected - not a very good story either
Reviewed on 10 October 2019 by Kathryn, Grantham, United Kingdom
A great show with fantastic cast. Jay was remarkable and incredible in the role
Reviewed on 10 October 2019 by Gary, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 09 October 2019 by Claire, Feltham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 October 2019 by Glen, St. Neots, United Kingdom
Oh wow Big the musical was fantastic was start to finish. Amazing cast and music and set. I went to the matinee show and I had a great seat the view was great. I reccomend this show to all my friends and family.
Reviewed on 07 October 2019 by Anne, London, United Kingdom
Not really an interesting show for the adult audience. At times it seemed boring and a bit childish. I would say this is more for young teenagers.
Reviewed on 07 October 2019 by Karolis, Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed on 07 October 2019 by Karina, Kennington, United Kingdom
Great cast and Jay McGuiness is perfect in the lead. Love love love that there dancing numbers, where he absolutely shines.
Reviewed on 06 October 2019 by Rhonda, Vancouver, Canada
If you love the film your love the musical
Reviewed on 06 October 2019 by Kim, Emsworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 05 October 2019 by Philippa, Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 05 October 2019 by Denise, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 04 October 2019 by Christine, Northampton, United Kingdom
A joyous show with good songs and excellent acting, dancing and singing by all the cast. The orchestra were all excellent as well.
Reviewed on 03 October 2019 by Janet, London, United Kingdom
Great show and very true to the film. Excellent job by the cast and we had a great night out - well done!
Reviewed on 02 October 2019 by Katherine, Welwyn, United Kingdom
Great show, a definite must see!
Reviewed on 30 September 2019 by Clair, Wantage, United Kingdom
The music and singing was awfl. I ended up walking out it was so bad.
Reviewed on 30 September 2019 by Dewitt, London, United Kingdom
A thoroughly great show!
Reviewed on 30 September 2019 by Lynn, Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 September 2019 by Sarah, Leigh-on-sea, United Kingdom
This was excellent. Much better than I imagined. The production and staging was brilliant. Smooth and seamless. Acting, singing and dancing brilliant too. One of my favourite musicals
Reviewed on 29 September 2019 by Carolyn, Ware, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 September 2019 by Elizabeth Jane, London, United Kingdom
Very colourful enjoyable Good entertainment. Not as good as Bat out of Hell ?
Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by Hilary, Bexley, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by Diane, St Neots, United Kingdom
Show was entertaining and well delivered. Everyone was great, especially the kids and Kimberly.
Reviewed on 27 September 2019 by Janice, Manningtree, United Kingdom
Acting and singing excellent from whole cast. Stunning voices from all main characters. The way the stage was set and used was excellent and made the experience even better. The way young Josh returned to older Josh in his dream was so well done. The whole production was brilliant. Would love to see Big again.
Reviewed on 26 September 2019 by Chris, Wendover, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 22 September 2019 by Karl, Bristol, United Kingdom
Great show with a fabulous cast. Some very catchy songs.
Reviewed on 22 September 2019 by Sarah, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 22 September 2019 by Y, Southgate, United Kingdom
The audience was on its feet applauding everything and the cast were brilliant. I came away smiling and happy.
Reviewed on 22 September 2019 by Peter, Oxshott, Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Fantastic show , actors were brilliant , it was funny and the stage sets were great
Reviewed on 22 September 2019 by Naomi, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 22 September 2019 by Denise, Sidcup, United Kingdom
Loved the film and loved the show, the cast were brilliant, so talented and wonderful. Definitely recommend.
Reviewed on 22 September 2019 by Kate, Aldershot, United Kingdom
What a big hearted show great dancing wonderful actors/ singers great stage set everything came together and transported us back to the Tonk Hanks film. This show is top talent the two leading character have believable chemistry the whole show was so entertaining so enjoyable we would definately recommend it!! Want to go again
Reviewed on 21 September 2019 by Lynda, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Watch the film first. The story is a classic and some of that comes through the stage play. Very much a curate's egg that tails off after the interval. My favourite lyrics: 'We could stay in a big hotel in the Bahamas and spend all day in our pyjamas'
Reviewed on 21 September 2019 by Philip, Calne, United Kingdom
I received the tickets for my birthday and had an absolutely amazing time. Jay was brilliant.
Reviewed on 21 September 2019 by Claire, St. Leonards-on-sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 September 2019 by Jean, Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 September 2019 by Clive, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Jay was extremely good and so were the others. Good fun show.
Reviewed on 20 September 2019 by Linda, London, United Kingdom
Very nice show, well acted by all
Reviewed on 20 September 2019 by Patricia, Gainsborough, United Kingdom
A lovely brilliant fun show for anyone who loves music, dancing and fun. Plenty of humour and it’s a bonus if you’ve seen the film.
Reviewed on 19 September 2019 by Dean, Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
Excellent show enjoyed every minute of it. The singing and dancing were brilliant. Would thoroughly recommend.
Reviewed on 19 September 2019 by Diane, Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 September 2019 by Dani, Yielden, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 September 2019 by Allan, Doncaster, United Kingdom
BIG was excellent. Loved the film but I think I liked the show equally as much if not more. What added to my experience was the fact that we attended on Press / Gala Evening and it was so good to hob knob with the Stars and walk the red carpet. Amazing show and overall experience.
Reviewed on 18 September 2019 by Susan, Dartford, United Kingdom
I thought this was a lovely nostalgic feelgood show, exactly what the Doctor ordered. The songs are catchy, the cast are brilliant, I really enjoyed it.
Reviewed on 17 September 2019 by Jacky, Acton, London, United Kingdom
Good family show, story is great with a good insert of humour included.
Reviewed on 16 September 2019 by Jane, Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 15 September 2019 by Rita, Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by Ruth, London, United Kingdom
Great show as the acting was excellent and the staging of such a well known film was very clever.
Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by Karen, Dorking, United Kingdom
We went on opening week, first matinee. Young josh fluffed his first lines - and all I did after that was wait with baited breath to see if he could cut the mustard. American accents are poor - would be better if they just spoke with normal accent rather than the terrible acted ones. Brilliant story - songs could be Better and stronger. Good to fill an afternoon but wouldn’t rush to see this one if you have an evening you want to see a show - probably lots of others that be better to see. Finale weak - no one got up to dance. Needs more work and acting needs to be more polished as this is the west end after all.
Reviewed on 13 September 2019 by Stuart, Essex, United Kingdom
Cast were brilliant, they carried the story well, singing was wonderful, as was the piano playing. Everyone had so much energy, and the kids were great. Kept us completely enthralled for the whole show.
Reviewed on 12 September 2019 by Shirley, Sandhurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 12 September 2019 by Suzanne, Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom