Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine

4.2 (9) · Contemporary, Musicals

Based on the Academy Award-winning film by Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine is the off-beat musical comedy created by the Tony Award-winning team of James Lapine and William Finn.


The Hoover family has more than a few troubles, but young Olive has her heart set on winning the Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest. When an invitation to compete comes out of the blue, the Hoovers must pile into their rickety, yellow VW camper van. Can it survive the 800-mile trip from New Mexico to California – and more importantly, can they? This inventive and uplifting musical celebrates the quirks of every family, the potholes in every road, and the power of overcoming our differences.

Critic reviews

Mehmet Ergen’s production is the best it can get with the source material, being perfectly engaging and providing many with plenty of laughter and earworm

The Upcoming

This lively musical take on the 2006 film satirising child beauty pageants is likable but lacks bite

The Guardian

A faulty yet nostalgia-laden vehicle, pushed along through sheer determination by a stoic group trying its best


The younger cast are delightfully cheeky

Broadway World

Middling musical adaptation of the cult film by James Lapine and William Finn that pales in comparison to the original

The Stage

A joyously resourceful production by Arcola artistic director Mehmet Ergen

London Theatre

A funny but underpowered musical take on the offbeat indie movie

Time Out

Certainly not a perfect production, but one that will get you laughing. Little Miss Sunshine is a welcome evening of entertainment


Like the film original, the stage musical is something of an oddity

Musical Theatre Review

Get on board for a feelgood road trip

Evening Standard

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 21 Mar - Thu 11 May, 3pm & 7.30pm


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