BIG The Musical

BIG The Musical

3.1 (15) · Musicals

Written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg. A Twentieth Century Fox Film.

“Based on one of Tom Hanks’ most beloved movies, this exciting new musical stars Jay McGuiness – who came to fame as one-fifth of boyband The Wanted and went on to win the hearts of the country in 2015 by winning Strictly Come Dancing. Big the Musical has been touring the UK since 2016 so its arrival on the West End has been hotly anticipated for some time now.”


Josh Baskin is twelve and life sucks, until one night at a carnival his wish to be big is granted. Now, trapped in an adult body in a grown-up world, he’s asking: is being big all it’s cracked up to be? Don’t miss the hilarious, heartwarming big-hearted musical as it lights up London’s Dominion Theatre.

Critic reviews

Despite a couple of decent performances, this adaptation of the 1988 Tom Hanks film is a big let down

The Stage

Ig contains much to like although it would probably be easier to discover its considerable charms in a more intimate venue than the massive Dominion


Blast from the past that’s all fun and games

The Times

But if you're looking to see some of your favourite scenes played out (you know the one...) alongside colourful choreography and some catchy music, then you're in for a good time

Broadway World

Undoubtedly an immensely enjoyable crowd-pleaser, which is both heart-warming and endearing

Theatre Weekly

Kimberley Walsh is saving grace in cynical, tone-deaf take on 80s Tom Hanks film

Evening Standard

Onetime Broadway flop has more charm in London but still needs work

The Arts Desk

A surprising delight

London Theatre

Half pastiche of basically every musical you’ve ever seen and half live shadow-cast of the movie


A slightly unsettling, morale-boosting goofball delight

The Telegraph

Kimberley Walsh is a knockout in zestful production with an uncynical spirit

The Independent

80s movie hits wrong notes today

The Guardian

Grimly competent but mostly charmless musical adaptation of the 1988 Tom Hanks bodyswap comedy

Time Out

Date & time

Show ended
Fri 6 Sep - Sat 2 Nov, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


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