Arcola Theatre and Selladoor Worldwide presents

Little Miss Sunshine

Book by James Lapine
Music & Lyrics by William Finn

Directed by Mehmet Ergen

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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, 25thAnnual 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.


★★★★★ “The whole thing is a joy”The Spy in the Stalls

★★★★ “Charming and funny musical based on the equally charming and funny 2006 film”Sunday Express

★★★★ “A joyously resourceful production”LondonTheatre

★★★★ – Hackney Citizen

“It’s terrifically – often filthily – funny”Time Out

“A welcome evening of entertainment”Londonist

“A feel-good show”BroadwayWorld

“Engaging and providing many with plenty of laughter”The Upcoming

“An ingenious invention that honours the hit movie”Newsday (US Production)

“A road trip quite unlike any other you've seen on stage”USA Today (US Production)