Big The Musical

Big The Musical London Reviews and Tickets

(4 Ratings)
Members say
Dated, Entertaining, Movie, Fluffy, Banal

About the Show

Jay McGuiness and Kimberley Walsh star in a musical stage adaptation of the smash-hit 1988 film.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (4)

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106 Reviews | 12 Followers
Fluffy, Entertaining, Dated

See it if You love the film

Don't see it if you want smart restaging

98 Reviews | 8 Followers
Confusing, Dated

See it if You enjoyed the movie and wanted to see this on stage

Don't see it if You cringe easily and hate cliches

161 Reviews | 30 Followers
Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if you want a big (no pun intended) budget remake of a great film, set to some simple pop songs.

Don't see it if you want a show that feels like it has a soul, this feels vapid and empty and it’s safe to say the source material hasn’t aged well either.

32 Reviews | 2 Followers
Romantic, Funny, Entertaining, Movie, Clever set

See it if You love the film , fun upbeat songs and plenty of flashy set to keep your eyes pleased.

Don't see it if Your a hardcore fan of the film as some key moments are missed out and changed with a lot of other bits added in extra.

Critic Reviews (10)

The London Evening Standard
September 17th, 2019

Big The Musical is a big disappointment. It’s a mechanically slick, soulless, tone-deaf take on the 1988 New York movie...
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Time Out London
September 19th, 2019

‘Big the Musical’ is woefully adequate: ticking every box you’d expect for a big-budget stage adaptation of an ’80s screen comedy, but doing so with a can’t-be-arsed listlessness.
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The Telegraph (UK)
September 18th, 2019

Compared with many other mega-musicals one could mention this is small fry. And yet my inner adolescent won out over my cynical older self. It’s big, occasionally clever but above all, it’s morale-boosting fun.
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The Times (UK)
September 18th, 2019

If you were a fan of Kimberley Walsh and Jay McGuiness on Strictly you’ll be cheering them on too...It lacks genuine stardust, but it ticks enough boxes.
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The Arts Desk
September 18th, 2019

sweet if wildly overstretched...Onetime Broadway flop has more charm in London but still needs work
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London Theatre
September 18th, 2019

The score, with music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, is tuneful if occasionally on the bland side; but mostly this is a surprising delight.
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September 18th, 2019

Big contains much to like although it would probably be easier to discover its considerable charms in a more intimate venue than the massive Dominion.
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The Stage (UK)
September 18th, 2019

Why does it feel like we’ve been here before? Let me count the ways: the zillionth beloved-film-to-banal-musical adaptation the West End has seen, Big belittles its source material and turns endearing quirk into generic mush.
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