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21 March–11 May 2019

Arcola Theatre and Selladoor Productions present

Little Miss Sunshine

A road musical

Book by James Lapine

Music & Lyrics by William Finn

Directed by Mehmet Ergen

Little Miss Sunshine — A Road Musical

Based on the film “Little Miss Sunshine,” written by Michael Arndt
Originally Directed by James Lapine
Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Book by James Lapine

Music & Lyrics by William Finn

Directed by Mehmet Ergen

21 March – 11 May

The road to happiness is a bumpy ride.

Based on the Oscar-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is 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).

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 in to their rickety yellow camper van. Will it survive the 800-mile trip from New Mexico to California – and more importantly, will they?

Arcola Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen directs the European premiere, with a cast including TMA nominee Gary Wilmot, two-time Olivier nominee Paul Keating and Olivier nominee Laura Pitt-Pulford.

Show Events

Jeannie’s Theatre Conversations | Saturday 30 March, 15.00  a post-show discussion with the cast and creative team. Free entry.

Relaxed Performance | Saturday 27 April, 15:00: A relaxed performance is intended specifically to be sensitive to and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including (but not limited to) those with autistic spectrum conditions or anyone with sensory and communication disorders. Babes in arms are also welcome to relaxed performances.

An ingenious invention that honours the hit movie
—Newsday on the US production
A road trip quite unlike any other you've seen on stage
—USA Today on the US production


Sophie Hartley-Booth


Ian Carlyle


Lily Mae Denman


Evie Gibson


Sev Keoshgerian


Paul Keating


Laura Pitt-Pulford


Matthew McDonald

Joshua Rose/Kirby

Gabriel Vick


Imelda Warren-Green

Linda/Miss California

Gary Wilmot


Chloe Raphael

Mean Girl

Ava Hurley

Mean Girl

Ellicia Simondwood

Mean Girl

Elodie Salmon

Mean Girl

Summer Pelley

Mean Girl

Ava Masters

Mean Girl

Josselyn Ospina Escobar

Mean Girl

Saffia Layla

Mean Girl

Yvie Bent

Mean Girl


Mehmet Ergen


David Woodhead


Anthony Whiteman

Lighting Designer

Richard Williamson

Sound Designer

Olly Steel

Musical Supervisor

Mark Crossland

Musical Director

Arlene McNaught
Best £30 (£26 previews)
Standard £25 (£22 previews)
Value £20 (£18 previews)
Restricted £10

Standard tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.

Arcola Passports can only be used for performances until 6 April 2019.

Previews: 21 - 30 March 2019.
Press night: 1 April 2019, 7pm.

Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm.
Saturday matinees at 3pm.
Wednesday matinees - 24 April, 1 May, 8 May at 3pm.


  • Students / 26 & under - 20% off Standard seats, or join Young Arcola for free to book Value seats at £10
  • 65 and over - 20% off Standard and Value seats
  • People in receipt of disability benefits - free companion with full-price Standard seat or 20% off Best, Standard or Value seats
  • People in receipt of unemployment benefits - Value seats at £10 or 20% off Standard seats
  • Theatre union members - 10% off Standard and Value seats
  • School and college groups (10+) - Best available seats at £12 for Mon–Wed evenings and Wed matinees, one free teacher per 10 students
  • Groups (10+) - eleventh ticket free

    Pay What You Can Tuesdays – limited allocation of tickets available in person, each Tuesday from 6pm. More info »

    Running time: 120 minutes approximately (including interval).

  • This production contains:
    Strong language
    Scenes of a sexual nature
    Drug use
    Flashing/strobe lights
    Loud noises
    References to suicide
    Suggestion of intoxication

    Suitable for 14+

    Press enquiries: Sara Parsons —

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