Final casting has been announced for Big Fish The Musical at The Other Palace Theatre.
Clare Burt will play Sandra Bloom in John August and Andrew Lippa’s musical which stars Kelsey Grammer.
Burt is best known for her UK Theatre Award winning performance of ‘Mrs Harris’ in Flowers for Mrs Harris at Sheffield Crucible last year. Her extensive theatre credits include London Road, Sunday in the Park with George and Coram Boy for the Natioal Theatre; Into The Woods, Company and Nine at Donmar Warehouse; and the Young Vic’s acclaimed production of A Street Car Named Desire.
American film and tv star Kelsey Grammer (Fraiser,Cheers, X-Men franchise) will make his London theatre debut playing ‘Edward Bloom’.
Grammer’s theatre credits include La Cage Aux Folles and Finding Neverland on Broadway. It was previously rumoured Grammer would reprise his roles of ‘Hook’ and ‘Charles Frohman’ in the West End transfer of Finding Neverland however the transfer has reportedly been put on ice.
The full cast of Big Fish includes Matt Seadon-Young, Frances McNamee, Forbes Masson, Jamie Muscato and Laura Baldwin, alongside Landi Oshinowo, Dean Nolan, George Ure, Sophie Linder-Lee, Gemma McMeel, Tanisha Spring and Jonathan Stewart.
Directed by Nigel Harman, Big Fish is adaptated from the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and John August’s film screenplay.
Blending fairy-tale, romance and adventure, its a father and son story that celebrates the true meaning of life.
Big Fish The Musical runs from 1 November 2017 until 31 December 2017 at The Other Palace Theatre.