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

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Critic Reviews (10)

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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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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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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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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