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Kelsey Grammar Starring in Big Fish at The Other Palace

Friday, 28th Jul 2017  

It seems that The Other Palace is in the spotlight again this week, with the new London venue previously revealing that it would be the home of Britney Spears: The Cabaret. This time around, however, the big star of the show won’t be the subject matter but the lead performer as Frasier actor Kelsey Grammar is set to make his London debut in the stage musical version of Big Fish.

The well known American actor will be directed by Nigel Harman in the production, whilst his co-stars have been confirmed as Matt Seadon-Young, Laura Baldwin, Sophie Linder-Lee, Forbes Masson, Gamme McMeel, Frances McNamee, Jamie Muscato, Dean Nolan, Landi Oshinowo, Jonathan Stewart and George Ure.

Grammar will take on the role of Edward Bloom in the production, opposite Matt Seadon-Young’s Will Bloom. The former is known to audiences around the world for his television work, which not only includes playing Dr Frasier Crane but also for shows like Boss, films like X-Men: The Last Stand and The Expendables 3 and stage work like Finding Neverland on Broadway. He played Frasier Crane across two decades, beginning with the ensemble comedy Cheers and then in that show’s spinoff Frasier, making him a household name.

So his appearance in London is one that is bound to cause a lot of buzz around the capital, particularly as he will be appearing at the smaller venue of The Other Palace instead of one of the West End’s behemoths. It will be a great opportunity, therefore, to see the acclaimed actor up-close.

It will also be a great opportunity to witness Andrew Lippa and John August’s Big Fish, which is based on both the novel by Daniel Wallace and the film by Tim Burton. The story deals with the character of William Bloom, son of the dying Edward, who shares stories with his father that involve some fanciful tales that might or might not be true.
The production opens in November following shows like the mentioned Britney Spears: The Cabaret. The latter is a satirical look at the life of Britney Spears which features Australian performer Christie Whelen Browne in the title role.

Big Fish runs at The Other Palace from Wednesday 1st November 2017 and then continues to Sunday 31st December 2017.

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday 1st August.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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