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Big The Musical

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4.4/5 - based on 131 reviews
  • Starring: Jay McGuiness
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Performance Times
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu 14:30 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -
Starring:

Jay McGuiness

Big The Musical description

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!

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Big The Musical reviews

4.4 out of 5 based on 131 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (74%)
Families (91%)
Teenagers (82%)
Couples (79%)
Theatregoers (83%)
Latest customer reviews
Robert
Lively

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 , Belper, United Kingdom

Helen
I love Jay McGuiness so am a bit biased, but I was very impressed with the whole show

Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by , Tewin, United Kingdom

Brenda
A joyous show !

Original music, funny & sad moments with fabulous performances from all the cast.

Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by , Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

Graham
Fantastic evening entertainment

Very lively show, all the actors gave their all to give the audience a great time.

Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by , Lymington, United Kingdom

Madalena
Joyful

Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by , Mitcham, United Kingdom

Margaret
A really great production

Clever scenery, brilliant special effects, good music and a great story.

Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by , Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Louise
Fun and easy watching, with a little 80s nostalgia thrown in

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 , London, United Kingdom

Angela
Awesome show from an awesome time

One of the best shows I have ever seen.

Reviewed on 02 November 2019 by , Dover, United Kingdom

Pauline
a happy experience

Reviewed on 01 November 2019 by , Hayes, United Kingdom

Denise
Disappointing:(

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 , Rugby, United Kingdom

Paul
Entertaining show

Reviewed on 31 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Adele
Amazing, bright, vibrant and lively

Great show with excitement for all the family. It had several elements of humour which kept everyone entertained.

Reviewed on 31 October 2019 by , Keighley, United Kingdom

Rachel
Bland

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 , London, United Kingdom

Tania
If you liked the Film, go and see the Musical

Reviewed on 28 October 2019 by , Wuppertal, Germany

Mark
Fun and joyful

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 , Fleet, United Kingdom

Gail
Lively and entertaining

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 , Exeter, United Kingdom

Sharon
Expensive

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 , Canterbury, United Kingdom

KATHERINE
A must see for BIG fans

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 , Shepperton, United Kingdom

John
Very Clever storyline

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 , Bexleyheath, United Kingdom

Annette
Very creative

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 , Randalstown, United Kingdom

Vivien
Highly recommended

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 , St. Ives, United Kingdom

Julie
A great show so glad we saw it.

Reviewed on 23 October 2019 by , Weybridge, United Kingdom

Rebecca
Entertaining

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 , London, United Kingdom

Stephen
Great cast

Reviewed on 20 October 2019 by , Colnbrook, United Kingdom

Pip
Good fun!

Reviewed on 20 October 2019 by , Follifoot, United Kingdom

Gillian
Big fun on a Saturday afternoon

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 , Warrington, United Kingdom

Wendy
Energetic show and lots of fun

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 , Bangor, United Kingdom

Debbie
Absolutely superb

Reviewed on 19 October 2019 by , Oxted, United Kingdom

Glynis
Good family show

Lovely show, entertaining and you leave the show smiling.

Reviewed on 19 October 2019 by , Northampton, United Kingdom

Eda
Anniversary treat

Lovely show. Comfortable seats Really enjoyed it all.

Reviewed on 18 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

nadav
much too long

Reviewed on 16 October 2019 by , Ramat Hasharon, Israel

Nicola
entertainment

fun show

Reviewed on 16 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Kenneth

Good show with good cast. Well worth it.

Reviewed on 16 October 2019 by , Dunbar, United Kingdom

Brenda
Wonderful story, brilliant acting & singing.

Would have liked more catchy songs. Theatre wonderful.

Reviewed on 15 October 2019 by , Swindon, United Kingdom

Vivien
Full of energy

Reviewed on 15 October 2019 by , Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Theresa
Full of Energy

Reviewed on 15 October 2019 by , Sandgate, United Kingdom

Avi
BRILLIANT!!!

Reviewed on 14 October 2019 by , St Albans, United Kingdom

jani
Good entertainment

Upbeat entertainment

Reviewed on 14 October 2019 by , Swanley, United Kingdom

TIM
Great night out!

Reviewed on 14 October 2019 by , Norwich, United Kingdom

Agnes
Very much fun

Reviewed on 13 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Antony

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 , Henley-on-thames, United Kingdom

Nolan
Set was awesome ! Love the story !

Great production

Reviewed on 13 October 2019 by , Bishop, United States Of America

William
Fun filled

Fun afternoon, catch it before it ends on 2nd November

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by , Stanford Le Hope, United Kingdom

Sonia
Mediocre

Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by , Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Gavin
The Best Musical of the Season

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 , Lambeth, United Kingdom

Emerita
I wouldn’t bother going to see this show

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 , Chelsea, United Kingdom

RYAN
Amazing

Such a good adaption. Done beautifully

Reviewed on 11 October 2019 by , Benfleet, United Kingdom

Kate
aproprate

Reviewed on 11 October 2019 by , Witral, United Kingdom

Kathryn
Different

It was very different from what I expected - not a very good story either

Reviewed on 10 October 2019 by , Grantham, United Kingdom

Gary
Fun. Fast. Entertaining

A great show with fantastic cast. Jay was remarkable and incredible in the role

Reviewed on 10 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Claire
Save your money

Reviewed on 09 October 2019 by , Feltham, United Kingdom

Glen
Bright and lively.

Reviewed on 07 October 2019 by , St. Neots, United Kingdom

Anne
A must see Fabulous

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 , London, United Kingdom

Karolis
Not really interesting and one of the worst I've seen...

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 , Brussels, Belgium

Karina
We enjoyed it

Reviewed on 07 October 2019 by , Kennington, United Kingdom

Rhonda
Jay-mazing

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 , Vancouver, Canada

Kim
Very entertaining

If you love the film your love the musical

Reviewed on 06 October 2019 by , Emsworth, United Kingdom

Philippa
Feel good

Reviewed on 05 October 2019 by , Bromley, United Kingdom

Denise
Great family show.

Reviewed on 05 October 2019 by , Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

Christine
Happy, bubbly touching

Reviewed on 04 October 2019 by , Northampton, United Kingdom

Janet
Fabulous

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 , London, United Kingdom

Katherine
Big up to this show!

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 , Welwyn, United Kingdom

Clair

Great show, a definite must see!

Reviewed on 30 September 2019 by , Wantage, United Kingdom

dewitt
Big is Bad

The music and singing was awfl. I ended up walking out it was so bad.

Reviewed on 30 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Lynn
Brilliant!

A thoroughly great show!

Reviewed on 30 September 2019 by , Surrey, United Kingdom

Sarah
Good feel factor

Reviewed on 29 September 2019 by , Leigh-on-sea, United Kingdom

Carolyn
Excellent Show

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 , Ware, United Kingdom

Elizabeth Jane
Wish there had been more dancing

Reviewed on 29 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Hilary
Good entertainment if you love the original film

Very colourful enjoyable Good entertainment. Not as good as Bat out of Hell 😊

Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by , Bexley, United Kingdom

Diane
Well worth seeing

Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by , St Neots, United Kingdom

Janice
True to story

Show was entertaining and well delivered. Everyone was great, especially the kids and Kimberly.

Reviewed on 27 September 2019 by , Manningtree, United Kingdom

Chris
Amazing! Must see.

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 , Wendover, United Kingdom

KARL
a "MASSIVE" show

Reviewed on 22 September 2019 by , Bristol, United Kingdom

Sarah
A nice place to escape to

Great show with a fabulous cast. Some very catchy songs.

Reviewed on 22 September 2019 by , Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

Y
Definately worth it!

Reviewed on 22 September 2019 by , Southgate, United Kingdom

Peter
A joyful evening of pure entertainment

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 , Oxshott, Leatherhead, United Kingdom

Naomi
Really good, funny and colourful

Fantastic show , actors were brilliant , it was funny and the stage sets were great

Reviewed on 22 September 2019 by , Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Denise
Feel good fun entertainment 😀

Reviewed on 22 September 2019 by , Sidcup, United Kingdom

Kate
Fantastic and such fun.

Loved the film and loved the show, the cast were brilliant, so talented and wonderful. Definitely recommend.

Reviewed on 22 September 2019 by , Aldershot, United Kingdom

lynda
Wonderful Big

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 , Sheffield, United Kingdom

Philip
Cringe worthy at times, great at others

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 , Calne, United Kingdom

Claire
Amazing Show

I received the tickets for my birthday and had an absolutely amazing time. Jay was brilliant.

Reviewed on 21 September 2019 by , St. Leonards-on-sea, United Kingdom

Jean
Very exhilarating and lively

Reviewed on 21 September 2019 by , Wigan, United Kingdom

Clive
Great Entertainment

Reviewed on 20 September 2019 by , Nottingham, United Kingdom

linda
Goodfun

Jay was extremely good and so were the others. Good fun show.

Reviewed on 20 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

PATRICIA

Very nice show, well acted by all

Reviewed on 20 September 2019 by , Gainsborough, United Kingdom

Dean
Lovely fun uplifting show

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 , Bridgnorth, United Kingdom

Diane
Regular theatre goer

Excellent show enjoyed every minute of it. The singing and dancing were brilliant. Would thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed on 19 September 2019 by , Bristol, United Kingdom

Dani
Good family show

Reviewed on 19 September 2019 by , Yielden, United Kingdom

Allan
Very enjoyable evening

Reviewed on 18 September 2019 by , Doncaster, United Kingdom

SUSAN
BIGgest and one of the best shows in town

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 , Dartford, United Kingdom

Jacky
Feelgood show

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 , Acton, London, United Kingdom

Jane
Highly enjoyable

Good family show, story is great with a good insert of humour included.

Reviewed on 16 September 2019 by , Maidstone, United Kingdom

Rita
fun show, lots of energy

Reviewed on 15 September 2019 by , Aylesbury, United Kingdom

Ruth
Unspecial but worth seeing

Reviewed on 14 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Karen
Great show

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 , Dorking, United Kingdom

Stuart
Need more pazaz

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 , Essex, United Kingdom

Shirley
Great show

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 , Sandhurst, United Kingdom

Suzanne
Very good entertainment

Reviewed on 12 September 2019 by , Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom

Alan Raymond
Big in every way

Excellent show easy to follow good family entertainment

Reviewed on 12 September 2019 by , South Ockendon, United Kingdom