I went to see new musical The Little Big Things at new theatre Soho Place located just near to Tottenham Court Road station.
The theatre is the first new West End theatre in 50 years and the culmination of a 12-year project, owned by Nica Burns and operated by Nimax Theatres.
It’s hard to put into words how incredibly moving and eye-opening The Little Big Things was, and from the mesmerising acting and singing to creative stage design, this was hands down the best show I’ve ever seen.
I don’t want to give too much away because I genuinely think if you see one show before it ends in March it should be this, but it’s an extraordinary story about an ordinary family with one moment that changes everything.
Based on a true story, it offers a reminder that it’s the little things that matter most, and I came out feeling grateful for absolutely everything.
Jonny Amies and Ed Larkin both play Henry Fraser – a sportsman and academy player with a premiership rugby club.
His life changed forever when he had a diving accident, and from that moment, he had a new life to live as a tetraplegic and new circumstances to accept and adapt to.
Today he is a successful artist, inspirational speaker and best-selling author.
Jordan Benjamin, Jamie Chatterton and Cleve September play his brothers, Amy Trigg plays Agnes – the physio with some life lessons for everyone, and Gracie McGonigal plays Henry’s one true love Katie.
There were moments of laughter, shock, heartache, tears and smiles, and I didn’t want the show to end.
But when it did, the majority of the audience had tears – happy ones, sad ones, and ones that you can’t control.
The audience seating surrounds the stage so it’s an immersive show for everyone, and the songs are catchy, impeccably sung and performed, and you feel like you really get to know every single character.
I could gloat forever, and go on and on, but my biggest message is to just go and see it for yourself, you won’t regret it.