Big Fish the Musical
17th – 19th January, 7:30pm
Big Fish. Brian Cox Studio, Scottish Youth Theatre, 105 Brunswick St, Glasgow G1 1TF
Epilogue Theatre proudly presents Big Fish the musical in aid of the Village Storytelling Centre
An epic tale about a farmer’s son from Alabama who wanted to see the world: Epilogue Theatre are delighted to present Big Fish the musical!
Based on Daniel Wallace’s 1988 book and the film directed by Tim Burton, this tale of epic proportions follows father and son Edward Bloom [Peter Robson] and Will Bloom [Michael Pellman] as Will cuts through his father’s tall tales to discover the person underneath. Family relationships, eccentric characters and life-changing secrets are explored to create a simultaneously heart-warming and heart-wrenching story that is larger than life.
Following the success of their previous productions, Dani Girl and Godspell, Epilogue Theatre invite you to share in an evening of theatre – this production of family, fantasy, and fish will be sure to delight and inspire audiences of all ages.
“Epilogue deserves not only a mention but a standing ovation.” – The Glasgow Guardian
The 12-strong cast is comprised of Peter Robson (Edward Bloom), Michael Pellman (Will Bloom), Rachel Hunter (Sandra Bloom), Rosie Shaw (Josephine Bloom), Goose Masondo (The Witch), Sam Pirie (Amos Calloway), Sean Taheny (Karl the Giant), Aidan Dobson (Don Price), Grace Kanyamibwa (Jenny Hill), Katharine Northcote (The Girl in the Water), Kate Hughes (Zacky Price), and Anna Finlay (Dr. Bennett.)
This production is directed by Luke Seawright, assistant directed by Izzy Way, choreographed by Mark Smith, musically directed by Jamie MacDonald, and technically directed by Morna Weir. Costumes are by Jack McLean, and lighting design by Joe Reid.
Music by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family) and book by John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
The Saturday matinee performance is a free, relaxed, accessible performance. This will be suitable for audiences usually less able to visit the theatre, with reduced lighting, an audience of half capacity, and a chill-out room available.
About Epilogue Theatre
Epilogue Theatre was founded in Spring 2017 by a small board of five friends who wanted to create great theatre and support local charities. Their debut production of Dani Girl, a four-cast musical about cancer, opened in November 2017 to excellent reviews, leaving audiences emotional and ready for more. All profits from Dani Girl went to Logan’s Fund, a Scottish cancer charity.
The Summer 2018 production was Godspell, which involved a larger cast, a couple of new board members, and a new charity to support. Godspell was produced in aid of Simon Community, and all profits from the energetic and heartwarming show helped them combat the effects of homelessness across the country.
Epilogue’s third show is Big Fish, which will be performed in January 2019. This show is in aid of The Village Storytelling Centre in Pollock, and Epilogue have enjoyed working closely with them over the past couple of months.
As well as their performances, Epilogue Theatre raise money for their chosen charities via fundraisincabarets, bag packing, and online fundraising. As Epilogue are registered with OSCR (SC048266), they raise money all year round, and continue supporting the local community through the arts and more.
About The Village Storytelling Centre
The Village Storytelling Centre is a community-based storytelling centre for people of all ages. The aim of
the centre is to help people to find, shape and share their voices. Their mission is to bring people together
and inspire them to realise their true potential through the creative use of story. They run projects and
one-off sessions to help people to own their personal stories and to shape them in positive ways.
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