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Jay McGuiness as Josh Baskin in Theatre Royal Plymouth production of BIG (Photo: Alastair Muir)

Jay McGuiness as Josh Baskin in Theatre Royal Plymouth production of BIG (Photo: Alastair Muir)

Theatre Quiz: Name the classic movie-musicals

Published 29 March 2019

It’s the film that got us all scribbling “gigantic piano” at the top of our childhood Christmas wishlists. And now, Big The Musical is set to make its West End premiere, as it arrives at the Dominion Theatre this Christmas!

Now, if there’s one thing London theatregoers love, it’s the chance to see their favourite stories reinvented on the stage… and if there’s another, it’s a crossover between a film and a stage musical: an awesome movie-musical, if you will.

And so, to honour this Big news, we’ve updated an old favourite Theatre Quiz: all the stage musicals in our list below are also well known musical movies. Some went from stage to screen, and others from screen to stage. All of them are classics. And all you have to do: name them.

*cough*  but the titles may be missing vowels *cough*… All you have to do is fill in the blanks, for example: BG -> Big!

You’ve only got 5 minutes on the clock – GD LCK! And as always, let us know how you did on Facebook and Twitter!

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Fancy another theatre quiz from our archives? Can you take on our Twilight Zone challengemusical image challenge, or the Showstopper Improvised Musical challenge? Can you name which Six queen sang it, or complete our Theatre Quiz by numbers? How well do you know ‘Any Dream Will Do’ from Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat? And how well do you know Waitress? Can you complete our “Try Not To Sing Along” challenge (and its sequel)? How many songs Company lyrics can you complete?

Or how many London theatres, popular Phantom Of The Opera songsWicked songsLondon theatre charactersinspirational musicalsLes Misérables songs, Olivier Award-winning musicals, or longest-running West End productions of all-time, can you name?

First published 20 October 2017; Updated 29 March 2019

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