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Big Fish to premiere in London

A new production of the Broadway music is coming to London starring Kelsey Grammer.

Kelsey Grammer will star as Edward Bloom in the new production of John August and Andrew Lippa’s Big Fish the Musical.

The show is based on the novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Pictures screenplay by John August.

Big Fish tells the story of 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.

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).

Big Fish will run at The Other Palace from 1 November 2017 – 31 December 2017.

The Other Palace, which opened in February 2017, is the new home for musical theatre in London. Discovering, developing and reimagining musicals is at the heart of what The Other Palace is about and the spaces at the venue are used to nurture the next generation of musicals and the creatives behind them.

This new production of Big Fish not only marks the London premiere of the show but also marks Grammer’s first time on the London stage.

Tickets go on sale at 10:00 on Tuesday 1 August 2017. Get yours at Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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