Frasier’s Kelsey Grammer stars in Nigel Harman’s UK premiere of Broadway musical Big Fish, based on the Tim Burton film. The production continues at The Other Palace in London until 30 December 2017. What have critics been saying about it?
Kelsey Grammer brings gravitas and empathy to this largely bed-bound role. His decent singing voice does its best to wrest emotion from Edward’s gruff Southern accent but on boisterous songs like Red, White And True, it veers between baritone and barking seal.
I saw, and rather liked, the musical of Finding Neverland when it premiered in Leicester back in 2012 but given the extreme redevelopment it underwent thanks to Harvey Weinstein’s involvement, the show that opened on Broadway in 2015 was substantially different.