Big The Musical

Big The Musical London Reviews and Tickets

(1 Review)
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Banal, Dated, Cliched

About the Show

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

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89 Reviews | 6 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.

Critic Reviews (10)

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 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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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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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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The Independent (UK)
September 18th, 2019

Kimberley Walsh is a knockout in zestful production with an uncynical spirit...It helps a lot that the leads – Jay McGuiness...and Kimberley Walsh...have a lovely natural rapport as performers.
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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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