Clare Burt joins Kelsey Grammer in Big Fish

Reporter: Robin Johnson, first published Thu 14 Sep 2017 10:14
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UK Theatre Award-winner Clare Burt has been announced to star as ‘Sandra Bloom’ alongside the previously announced Kelsey Grammer 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 Grammer's first time on the London stage.

Burt was the winner of the UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Musical for her portrayal of Mrs Harris in Flowers For Mrs Harris at the Sheffield Crucible. She created the role of Jan in the original production of the award-winning musical London Road at the National Theatre. 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.

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.

Big Fish The Musical

The cast of Big Fish The Musical is completed by 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), Tanisha Spring (Beautiful, Thriller Live) and Jonathan Stewart (Guys and Dolls).

Directed by Nigel Harman, Big Fish The Musical will play at The Other Palace from Wednesday 1 November 2017 – Sunday 31 December 2017, with a Press Night on Tuesday 7 November and a Gala Night on Wednesday 8 November.

You can book your tickets through The Other Palace website.