A certain Big Fish has made a big jump across the pond…
Kelsey Grammer will star as Edward Bloom in a new production of John August and Andrew Lippa’s Big Fish The Musical. Based on the novel Big Fish by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Pictures film screenplay by John August, this new production will be the London premiere of the musical and also marks Kelsey’s first time on the London stage.
Directed by Nigel Harman, Big Fish The Musical will play at The Other Palace from Wednesday 1 November 2017 – Sunday 31 December 2017. Tickets on sale 31 July 2017.
Meet Edward Bloom, an ordinary man, and an extraordinary father. He has always told his son tall tales filled with beauty, love and imagination but when his son confronts him about what is make believe, they both discover that the truth is more wonderful than fiction.
Big Fish The Musical is a love story that will take you on an exhilarating and heart-warming journey deep into the heart of what it means to be human. Blending fairy-tale, romance and adventure it celebrates the true meaning of life, and reminds us that the love for our family and friends will live on within them, long after we have gone.
Grammer played the role of Dr. Frasier Crane in the NBC sitcoms Cheers and Frasier for which he has won five Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe awards. In 2010 Kelsey made his Broadway musical debut playing the lead role of Georges in La Cage Aux Folles, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. He also originated the roles of Charles Frohman and Captain Hook in the Broadway premiere of the musical Finding Neverland.
Joining Kelsey Grammer will be Matt Seadon-Young (Les Misérables, Beautiful, Pride) as Will Bloom, Frances McNamee (Little Shop of Horrors) as Josephine Bloom, Forbes Masson (Travesties, Dr.Faustus) as Amos/Don, Jamie Muscato (Lazarus, Bend it Like Beckham) as Edward, Laura Baldwin (Shrek, Alice in Wonderland) as Sandra, Landi Oshinowo (Shrek, Sister Act) as Witch/Jenny Hill, Dean Nolan (Fiddler on the Roof) as Karl, and George Ure (Sweeney Todd, Wicked) as Zaki. They are joined by Sophie Linder-Lee (The Rocky Horror Show, Wicked), Gemma McMeel (Titanic and Candide) and Jonathan Stewart (Guys and Dolls).
The Other Palace opened in February 2017 as a home for musical theatre. Discovering, developing and reimagining musicals is at the heart of what The Other Palace is about. The spaces are used to nurture the next generation of musicals, and the creatives behind them; celebrating the very best of the art form, from the established to the brand new.