London's @SohoPlace has announced complete casting for the upcoming world premiere of the new British musical The Little Big Things.
Based on the best-selling memoir by Henry Fraser, the musical will star the previously announced Ed Larkin and Jonny Amies as Man and Boy Henry Fraser, respectively. They will be joined by Linzi Hateley as Fran Fraser, Alasdair Harvey as Andrew Fraser, Jordan Benjamin as Dom, Rebecca Bowden as Surgeon, Jamie Chatterton as Tom, Tom Oliver as Marco, Malinda Parris as Dr Graham, Cleve September as Will, and Amy Trigg as Agnes, with Stephen John Davis, Elena Pitsiaeli, George Salmon, Amy West, and Joseph Wolff filling out the company.
Featuring a score by Nick Butcher, lyrics by Butcher and Tom Ling, and a book by Joe White, The Little Big Things will begin performances September 2, and run through November 25, with opening night set for September 14. The musical will be directed by & Juliet and My Son's A Queer director Luke Sheppard.
The Little Big Things uses a pop score to breathe life into the story of Henry Fraser, an athlete who was paralyzed from the shoulders down in an accident at 17, and who turned to visual art to cope. Fraser's paintings, which he creates using a mouthstick attached to a paintbrush, stylus, or other art making apparatus, have received major international attention in the decade since his accident.
In addition to Sheppard, the creative team will include set designer Colin Richmond, choreographer Mark Smith, costume designer Fay Fullerton, video designer Luke Halls, lighting designer Howard Hudson, sound designer Paul Gatehouse, musical supervisor Matthew Brind, music director Laura Bangay, dramaturg and associate director Nickie Miles-Wildin, and casting director Jill Green.
For more information, visit SohoPlace.org.