Director : Mehmet Ergan
Musial Director : Arlene McNaught
Choreographer: Anthony Whiteman
Set & Costume Design :
Designer : Olly Steel for Orbital
Light Desingner : Richard Williamson
The road to happiness is a bumpy ride.
Based on the Oscar-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is a new musical comedy from Tony Award-winners James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (Falsettos, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee).
This EUROPEAN PREMIERE starred Mark Moraghan (Coronation Street, Holby City, 9 to 5), Lucy O’Byrne (Evita, Les Misérables, The Sound of Music), two-time Olivier-award nominee Paul Keating (Little Shop of Horrors, The Full Monty), Gabriel Vick (Avenue Q, Les Misérables, Eastenders), and Ian Carlyle (The Lion King, We Will Rock You).
The Hoover family has more than a few troubles, but young Olive has her heart set on winning the Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest. When an invitation to compete comes out of the blue, the Hoovers must pile in to their rickety yellow camper van. Can it survive the 800-mile trip from New Mexico to California – and more importantly, can they?
This uplifting, modern classic celebrates the quirks of every family, the potholes in every road, and the power of overcoming our differences.
Lapine and Finn’s inventive musical version opened in London as a brand-new production directed by Arcola Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen, before taking to the road for a national tour.
"Definitely worth a (road) trip"
CHOREOGRAPHY IS FANTASTIC"
"The highlight of this production was the pageant…and Olive’s unorthodox pageant routine"
Spy In The Stalls
"Hilarious numbers that have you laughing out loud"
"I could easily imagine it transferring to the West End"
My Theatre Mates