In the latest of film to the stage adaptations is Little Miss Sunshine, the 2006 critical success featuring Steve Carell.
One area where this show hits a home run is with it’s casting, with such a dysfunctional family, it’s important for each character’s flaws to be fully explored and represented throughout the show. From Mark Moraghan’s show-stopping performance as Grandpa (his number really does steal the show), to Sev Keoshgerian’s angst-filled performance of Dwayne, while not forgetting Evie Gibson’s Olive – it’s insane the amount of talent displayed as such a young age!
The show has heart behind it, and throughout felt like it would make for the perfect Fringe show, but for a full stage show – it’s a slightly longer journey than expected with story beats often feeling like mandatory pit stops.
The finale is a joyous occasion which pleasantly came as a surprise, it isn’t one of the best screen to stage adaptations, but it’s certainly not one of the worst.
Little Miss Sunshine: The Musical continues at the Marlowe Theatre until Saturday 3rd August.