Frances McNamee joins the cast of Big Fish

The Ambassador Theatre Group has today announced that Winterson’s actress, Frances McNamee, will star in West End musical Big Fish, alongside Tony Award-nominated actor, Kelsey Grammer. The show will open at The Palace Theatre at the beginning of November.

Based on the original novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed Tim Burton film, Big Fish centres on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest, and then some! According to an article published today in Broadway World, reports say that the staging will be ‘intimate and humble’ and will feature a revised book and score from John August and Andrew Lippa.

It represents another high profile project for Frances, who has built up a strong reputation for modern – as well as period – stage roles in recent years. We wish her a huge success in this new endeavour, which already has the trade and national press talking as you can see in this Daily Mail article here.