London's Soho Place has announced that it will house the new British musical The Little Big Things for a world premiere staging this fall.
Based on the best selling memoir by Henry Fraser, the musical features 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, and star Ed Larkin and Jonny Amies as Man and Boy Henry Fraser, respectively. Additional casting information will be released at a later date.
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.