Kelsey Grammer will makes his London stage debut in musical Big Fish
The five-time Emmy and three-time Golden Globe winner will play travelling salesman and teller of tall stories Edward Bloom in the musical adaptation of the much loved novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film by Tim Burton.
Grammer is best known for his 20 year run playing psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane in three US sitcoms Cheers, Wings and Fraiser. His films include action blockbuster X-Men series, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and The Expendables 3
Grammer’s theatre credits include his Broadway debut in 2010 in La Cage Aux Folles, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award, and the 2015 production of Finding Neverland where he played Captain Hook.
Joining Grammer will be Matt Seadon-Young (Les Misérables, Beautiful, Pride), Frances McNamee (Little Shop of Horrors), Forbes Masson (Travesties, Dr.Faustus), Jamie Muscato (Lazarus, Bend it Like Beckham), Laura Baldwin (Shrek, Alice in Wonderland), Landi Oshinowo (Shrek, Sister Act), Dean Nolan (Fiddler on the Roof) and George Ure (Sweeney Todd, Wicked).
Big Fish tells the story of travelling salesman Edward Bloom. A loving and devoted father who has spent a lifetime regaling his wife and son of adventurous tales filled with beauty and imagination. When his son Will confronts him about what is make believe they both discover that the truth is more than fiction.
Drected by Nigel Harmen, the musical has a score by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and a new book by John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
Big Fish The Musical runs from 1 November 2017 until December 31 2017 at The Other Palace Theatre.