Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August
Performance Dates: Wednesday 6 – Saturday 9 March 2019
Performance Venue: Stockwell Playhouse
Based on the movie and novel by the same name, Big Fish introduces audiences to Edward Bloom’s world of giants, witches, and other larger-than-life characters, touching the hearts of the young and old alike.
Big Fish tells the tale of Edward Bloom, a man with a big heart and an even bigger imagination. Edward’s son, Will, has grown up on his father’s stories of kissing a mermaid, befriending a giant and meeting Will’s mother, Sandra, while being shot out of a cannon at a circus. However, now a grown man recently married and expecting a child with his wife, Josephine, Will has grown out of such children’s tales. As Will refuses to further entertain these stories he finds himself drifting farther and farther away from his father. Is it possible for Will and Edward to re strengthen their relationship before Edward’s life is tragically cut short?
Big Fish reels people of all ages in through the magic of storytelling as Edward’s tales come to life on stage. Audiences can expect a magical evening full of fantastical characters, a stunning set and a good old dose of beautiful scoring.
Originally produced on Broadway by Dan Jinks, Bruce Cohen and Stage Entertainment with Roy Furman, Broadway Across America/Rich Entertainment Group, John Domo, The Nederlander Organization and Edward Walson in association with CJ E&M, Dancing Elephant Productions, Parrothead Productions, Harvey Weinstein/Carole L. Haber, Peter May/Jim Fantaci, Ted Liebowitz/Joe Piacentile and Columbia Pictures.
Director: Matt Bentley
Musical Director: Hayden Taylor
Choreographer: Jessica Harman
Producer: Sophie Barthel
Assistant Producers: Kelly-Marie Ridgers, Jessica Harman & Alice Newstead
Assistant Choreo: Emma Batchelor
Sound Design: James de Silva
Lighting Design: Graham Weymouth
SM: Tom McGowan
DSM: Emma Batchelor
Will Bloom: Michael Stacey
Edward Bloom: Alex Johnston
Sandra Templeton/Bloom: Sophie Shrimpton-Garcia
Young Will / Will’s Son: Zacaiah Nicholas-Moody
Josephine: Romana Moss
Witch: Yvette Shiel
Karl: Conor Rooney
Amos Calloway: Nat Hook
Jenny Hill: Kyleigh Dark
Don Price: Will Garrood
Zacky Price: Matt Mckenna
Dr Bennett: Brian Voakes
Alabama Lambs: Becky Sweeney and Kelly Ridgers
Fisherman: Grant Miles
Little Girl with Orange Cat: Aimee Sullivan
Cheerleader: Catherine Higgins
Overly-Excited Scout: James Rich
School Teacher: Alice Newstead
All other roles played by members of the company.