Monday, August 21

Barnum the Musical announced as Menier Christmas Show

Barnum is to play  at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 5th December to 3rd March, with previews from 25th November. 

Gordon Greenberg (Guys and Dolls) will direct the first major London revival  of Cy Coleman, Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble's Tony Award-winning musical with  choreography by Rebecca Howell, design by Paul Farnsworth and musical direction by Alex Parker

The musical tells the story of PT Barnum, also known as the Greatest Showman on Earth. The score includes classica   "Come Follow The Band", "The Colours Of My Life" and "There Is A Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute".
The Tony Award-winning musical opened on Broadway in 1980 starring Jim Dale and Glenn Close. It received its West End premiere the following year with Michael Crawford in the lead role. In 2013 it was revived at Chichester Festival Theatre starring Christopher Fitzgerald and Tamsin Carroll, and a UK touring production in 2014/15 starred Brian Conley and Linzi Hateley.

The production goes on sale to supporters of the Menier on 31st August, and to the general public on 11th September with casting news to follow.

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