The road to happiness is a bumpy ride as Little Miss Sunshine, a new musical comedy from Tony Award-winners James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (Falsettos, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) reveals at Cardiff’s New Theatre this week.
Based on the Oscar winning film of the same name, the European UK Tour Premiere of Little Miss Sunshine stars Mark Moraghan (Coronation Street, Holby City, 9 to 5), Lucy O’Byrne (Evita, Les Misérables, The Sound of Music), two-time Olivier-award nominee Paul Keating (Little Shop of Horrors, The Full Monty), Gabriel Vick (Avenue Q, Les Misérables, Eastenders), and Ian Carlyle (The Lion King, We Will Rock You).
The Hoover family has more than a few troubles, but young Olive has her heart set on winning the Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest. When an invitation to compete comes out of the blue, the Hoovers must pile into their rickety yellow camper van. Can it survive the 800-mile trip from New Mexico to California – and more importantly, can they?
This uplifting, modern classic celebrates the quirks of every family, the potholes in every road, and the power of overcoming our differences.
Catch Little Miss Sunshine at Cardiff’s New Theatre from Thursday 12th September 2019 to Saturday 14th September 2019. Tickets £15.50 – £38.50: Box office 02920 87 88 89 or book online http://www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk