The full cast for Big The Musical in London’s West End has been confirmed.
The musical will be playing a nine-week limited engagement at the Dominion Theatre between September 6 and November 2.
Adapted from the 1988 film starring Tom Hanks, Big tells the story of Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old boy who grows up overnight after making a wish on a Zoltar Speaks machine at a carnival.
The musical follows Josh’s attempts to return to his childhood while trying to cope with his new life as a 30-year-old man.
Strictly Come Dancing winner and The Wanted star Jay McGuiness was previously announced for the role of Josh Baskin having played the part during the production’s UK premiere in Plymouth in 2016.
He’s joined by Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh as Susan Lawrence with Wendi Peters as Mrs Baskin and Matthew Kelly as George MacMillan.
Joining them will be Lori Haley Fox as Mrs Kopecki/Miss Watson and Edward Handoll as Paul Seymour, with Harrison Dadswell, Jamie O’Connor and Jake Simon sharing the role of Young Josh and Jobe Hart, Austen Phelan and Theo Wilkinson sharing the role of Billy.
Also in the cast will be Charlie Bull, Colin Burnicle, Christie-Lee Crosson, Vicki Davids, Alex Fobbester, Leanne Garretty, Stuart Hickey, Matt Holland, Tash Holway, Ross McLaren, Richard Murphy, Eddie Myles, Katharine Pearson, Anton Fosh, Gemma Fuller, Gary Murphy and Katy Osborne.
Completing the cast will be two teams of children, made up from Olufemi Alaka, Coco Cousin-Brown, Asher Ezequiel, Ellis Griffiths, Imogen Law Hing Choy, Noah Leggott, Amaya Lucas, Cassia McCarthy, Ophelia Parsons, Bailey Razdan, Lucinda Wicks and Chanel Zinyemba.
Big features a score by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby with a book by Tony Award nominee John Weidman.
The new London production features direction and choreography from Morgan Young with design and costume design from Simon Higlett, associate choreography from Helen Rymer, musical supervision from Stuart Morley, lighting design from Tim Lutkin, video design from Ian Galloway, and sound design from Terry Jardine and Avgoustos Psillas.