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.
Kelsey 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”.
Big Fish The Musical will be directed by Nigel Harman, director of the upcoming tour of “Shrek The Musical” and perhaps better known to audiences for his stage and TV work as an actor.
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.
Joining Kelsey Grammer will be Matt Seadon-Young as ‘Will Bloom’, Frances McNamee as ‘Josephine Bloom’, Forbes Masson as ‘Amos/Don’, Jamie Muscato as ‘Edward’, Laura Baldwin as ‘Sandra’, Landi Oshinowo as ‘Witch/Jenny Hill’, Dean Nolan as ‘Karl’, and George Ure as ‘Zaki’.
Big Fish The Musical will play at The Other Palace from Wednesday 1 November 2017 – Sunday 31 December 2017.