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24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL

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Little Miss Sunshine

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Closed May 11, 2019

A bright and enjoyably silly trip.

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Why See Little Miss Sunshine?

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European Premiere

The Oscar-winning hit of 2006, Little Miss Sunshine, gets a musical makeover in 2019 as it lights up London's Arcola Theatre in its European premiere this spring! Running for a strictly limited seven-week run, before hitting the road on a UK tour, Little Miss Sunshine reunites us with the Hoover family as they travel across the States for one very important beauty contest.

First debuting in San Diego in 2011, Arcola Theatre artistic director, Mehmet Ergen, takes over the reigns as he directs this brand new production. Written by Tony Award-winners James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (Falsettos), Little Miss Sunshine is an uplifting, modern classic that celebrates our uniqueness and honours the similarities that bring us together.

What is Little Miss Sunshine about?

Like most families the Hoovers certainly have their fair share of troubles, but when young Olive gets an unexpected invite to compete in the Little Miss Sunshine competition the family pile into their rickety yellow camper van for the journey of a lifetime. As they bumble along the 800-mile route from New Mexico to California the family must compete with breakdowns and heartbreak to get their precious little girl to the pageant on time.

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Previews from: 21 March 2019

Opening night: 1 April 2019

Cast and Creative


Laura Pitt-Pulford
Gary Wilmot
Gabriel Vick
Paul Keating
Sev Keoshgerian
Sophie Hartley Booth, Evie Gibson and Lily Mae Denman as Olive
Ian Carlyle as Larry/Buddy
Imelda Warren-Green as Linda/Miss California
Matthew McDonald as Joshua Rose/Kirby

Chloe Raphael, Ava Hurley, Ellicia Simondwod, Elodie Salmon, Summer Pelley, Ava Masters, Josselyn Ospina Escobar, Saffia Richards and Yvie Bent. 


Directed by Mehmet Argen
Created by James Lapine and William Finn

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Jenny: “Rushed, had no focus...”

First off... the hispanic caricature that was there purely for a cheap... more

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