Big the musical to be performed at Brookside Theatre

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 May 2016

Left to right: Actors Charlie Borg and Jai Sepple

Left to right: Actors Charlie Borg and Jai Sepple


“I wish I were big” were the words that changed everything in hit 80s movie Big and theatre-goers will be able to follow what happens next as the musical adaptation makes its way to the Brookside Theatre.

The classic family movie that is bound to make you smile will be performed at the venue in Eastern Road, Romford, next week.

Jai Sepple, theatre manager, said: “It is just a feel good show with a lovely story.

“It will definitely make for a great night out for those who love the movie.”

The 1988 movie starring Tom Hanks is the story of a 12-year-old boy who tells his wish to become “big” to a Zoltar machine at a carnival and to his surprise, wakes up the next morning as a 30-year-old.

Adjusting to life as an adult, he moves to New York where he gets a job at a toy company testing new products and finds himself having romantic feelings for colleague Susan played by Elizabeth Perkins.

But as the pressure of living as an adult begins to overwhelm him, he longs to return to his simple, former life as a boy.

Charlie Borg will be playing the 12-year-old boy and Jai will star in the leading role.

He said: “The musical is seldom performed – it is an incredible and well known film and was a big show on Broadway, but has not been at the West End and I think groups are put off from putting it on because it is such a big production.

“We did the show seven years ago and are looking forward to doing it again.

“I’m thrilled to be playing such an iconic role in what promises to be a fantastic production.

“Everyone has worked incredibly hard and it’s going to be a great deal of fun working alongside such a talented cast.”

Big the Musical will be performed at the theatre from May 31 - June 4 at 8pm. Visit

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