Little Miss Sunshine
Arcola Theatre and Selladoor Productions presents theEuropean premiere of
A Road Musical
Based on the film “Little Miss Sunshine,” written by Michael Arndt
Originally Directed by James Lapine
Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited
Book byJames Lapine
Music & Lyrics byWilliam Finn
Directed byMehmet Ergen
21 March – 11 May
The road to happiness is a bumpy ride.
Based on the Oscar-winning film,Little Miss Sunshineis a new musical comedy from Tony Award-winnersJames Lapine(Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) andWilliam Finn(Falsettos, 25thAnnual Putnam County Spelling Bee).
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. Will it survive the 800-mile trip from New Mexico to California – and more importantly, will they?
Arcola Artistic DirectorMehmet Ergendirects the European premiere, with a cast including TMA nomineeGary Wilmot, two-time Olivier nomineePaul Keatingand Olivier nomineeLaura Pitt-Pulford.
Jeannie’s Theatre Conversations|Saturday 30 March, 15.00a post-show discussion with the cast and creative team. Free entry.
Relaxed Performance |Saturday 27 April, 15:00:A relaxed performance is intended specifically to be sensitive to and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including (but not limited to) those with autistic spectrum conditions or anyone with sensory and communication disorders. Babes in arms are also welcome to relaxed performances.
“An ingenious invention that honours the hit movie”
–Newsday on the US production
“A road trip quite unlike any other you’ve seen on stage”
–USA Today on the US production