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80's classic film 'Big' on Plymouth stage

Recreating one of the film's most famous scenes Photo: ITV West Country

For many of you - you'll instantly recognise the piano scene taken from the Tom Hanks 1988 movie classic 'Big'.

It's the tale of 13 year old Josh Baskin who hates being little and is zapped into the body of a 35 year old man with the help of the mysterious Zoltar machine.

Well the film is now a stage musical - and this week it's been premiered in Plymouth.

Jay McGuiness (left) and Gary Wilmot (right) Credit: ITV West Country

JAY McGUINESS, Plays Josh Baskin

GARY WILMOT, Plays George MacMillan

JAY: "In the first week of rehearsal Helen said, 'I love what you're doing it's very, you're reaching to get on the right key but you're having a laugh but you're also woaah, because it is meant ot be difficult for them as well and she said keep it like that and I said I've got no other option."

GARY: "What I have taken out of it is if there are any teachers, music teachers or physical education teachers they should get together and kids to do this in a school because it's a great fun way of keeping fit and learning music as well."

Credit: ITV West Country

Gary's hugely experienced in musical theatre but for Jay - who's taking on the Tom Hanks role - he's having to channel his experience as a singer in the band The Wanted and his fancy footwork as last year's winner of Strictly Come Dancing.

The show also stars previous XFactor contestant Diana Vickers

The facility that builds the sets and the costumes is so unique there is nowhere else like this anywhere else in Europe so we feel privileged to be able to start our shows here and I think the quality of everything that happens here just blows my mind, I'm really really chuffed to almost feel like we're coming home.

– Michael Rose, Producer

And it's fair to say Jay has, just like his character, been channelling his inner child and loved being in Plymouth.

Form an orderly queue ladies and gents wanting to take Jay to the aquarium - but you haven't long - the cast of Big are only here until Saturday!