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NEWS: Zizi Strallen & Matt Lee to lead Mary Poppins

Strallen & Lee - Mary Poppins

Today Disney and Cameron Mackintosh have announced that Zizi Strallen will play ‘Mary Poppins’ and Matt Lee will play ‘Bert’ in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of their multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins, opening at Leicester Curve on 12 October 2015. Full casting will be announced shortly. Tour schedule below. Strallen is currently starring as ‘Lana’ in Matthew Bourne’s ...

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Barnum – Mayflower, Southampton


Director: Jean-Pierre van der Spuy Music: Cy Colman Lyrics: Michael Stewart Writer: Mark Bramble Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage When Phineas T. Barnum announces to the audience “this is the greatest show on earth” he was not far wrong. Southampton’s Mayflower was ringing out loud with the sounds of the circus as Barnum headed into town. Before the curtain rises the spectacle ...

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Barnum – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Barnum - Uk Tour - (c) Johan Persson

Book: Mark Bramble Music : Cy Coleman  Lyrics: Michael Stewart Director: Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy Reviewer: Marina Spark Barnum has rolled into town and is currently playing at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. The show is about the legendary American showman, P T Barnum. He came from humble roots, but Barnum set out for a life less ordinary. With a bucket-load ...

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Barnum – The Grand, Leeds


Book: Mark Bramble Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Michael Stewart Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Mr. Phineas T Barnum has pitched up in Leeds, and now you should follow the band to the Grand to see the “greatest Show on Earth” Brian Conley plays the title role of Barnum - American Showman extraordinaire. Showing off his “miracles” and acts with a hint of ...

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Mary Poppins will land in Leicester to begin new UK Tour.

Mary Poppins - (C) Deen Van Meer

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh have announced this morning that Mary Poppins will return to the UK and Ireland on a brand new tour which will open at Leicester Curve on Tuesday 13th October 2015. Cameron Mackintosh said today “It’s hard to believe that it is already 11 years since Mary Poppins first landed on the London stage.  My goodness……time flies ...

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Barnum – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton


Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Michael Stewart Book: Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble Director: Jean-Pierre Van der Spuy Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Legendary nineteenth century showman Phineas T Barnum lived his life in Technicolor and stereophonic sound, milking each moment to the maximum. His life had highs and lows – one of the richest men in the world at the time, mayor ...

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WHAT’S HOT: Week Beginning Monday 26th January 2015


A new play and revival by one of our most eminent playwrights, the circus comes to Wolverhampton and revivals and new productions galore ensure a busy theatrical week across the UK. Kris Hallett shares with us his picks of the week. Canoeing for Beginners- Royal Court Liverpool A modern comedy about debt, insurance scams and life and death directed by ...

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BARNUM – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Barnum - Uk Tour - (c) Johan Persson

Writer: Mark Bramble Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Michael Stewart Director: Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy Reviewer: Sue Collier Barnum is a great musical extravaganza portraying the story of American Phineas T. Barnum, the owner of a famous sideshow and museum. After a brief stint in politics, he returned to develop what became the world famous Barnum and Bailey Circus. Barnum gets ...

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