The Off-Broadway production by James Lapine (Into the Woods) and William Finn (Falsettos) lands in London at the Arcola Theatre. The Award-winning creative pair have successfully transformed the award-winning film for stage, retaining the humour and touching moments from the blockbuster. Little Miss Sunshine hit cinema screens in 2006, became a stage sensation in the US in 2011, and is now set to take the UK by storm.
The show's plot is largely in keeping with that of the film. It follows the Hoover family as they embark on a road trip from New Mexico to California, set on reaching the Little Miss Sunshine pageant. The story hilariously picks up on the interworkings of the family unit, playfully addressing family dynamics and the role of each family member and character. It lightheartedly packs all members into a creaky VW campervan, watching as they endure each other and come out of the trip with different perspectives.
Thanks to Finn's fantastic score, Little Miss Sunshine on stage is full of original music that enhances the plot and makes for an entertaining theatre experience. As in the US, it is expected that audiences will leave London's Arcola fully satisfied with the musical adaptation of the witty and lovable family satire.