The 2006 two time Academy Award winning film has spawned a new musical comedy from the multi-Tony Award-winning duo James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (Falsettos, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). Little Miss Sunshine makes its way to London's favourite off West End venue, the Arcola Theatre before embarking on a road trip of its own.
Olive, youngest of the Hoover family has her heart set on winning the Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest. Her family, troubled though well meaning, are set to support her. When an invitation to compete arrives the family have to load into their dilapidated yellow camper to make the 800 mile trek from Arizona to California. Will the van make it it there in one piece? What about the family?
This comic musical journey takes us through the twists and turns of life and celebrates the quirks and differences that make life worth living and family worth having. The film starring Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, and Alan Arkin took Sundance by storm and this new musical is poised to take the UK by storm as well. This brand new production of Little Miss Sunshine opens at London’s Arcola Theatre before embarking on a national tour.