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Little Miss Sunshine: The Musical – UK Tour Review (2019)

Written by Callum Moorin

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.

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Callum Moorin

Hello! I’m Callum, the editor at The Angry Microwave.

You can find me talking film, comedy with other geeky bits in-between. Normally I'm also behind a camera listening to The Wombats and watching Kinda Funny.