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Barnum – The Grand, Leeds

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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Barnum – Palace Theatre, Manchester

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Book: Mark Bramble Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Michael Stewart Director: Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy Musical Director: Ian Townsend Reviewer: Scott Stait P T Barnum, the prolific American showman and businessman, had a dream to create the greatest show on earth. Through Cameron Mackintosh’s new tour, we see a whistle-stop tour of Barnum’s pitfalls and triumphs come to life in a ...

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Barnum – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

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Book: Mark Bramble Lyrics: Michael Stewart Music: Cy Coleman Director: Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy Reviewer:  Jessica Jane   Barnum is based on the life and times of ‘The Greatest Show man on earth’ PT Barnum. We follow Barnum as he collects and builds his menagerie of acts to ensure the audiences are rolling up to his show. Set in the wonderful ...

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Barnum – Bristol Hippodrome

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Book: Mark Bramble Lyrics: Michael Stewart Music: Cy Coleman Director: Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy Reviewer: Naomi Stevens From the second the audience enters the auditorium, entertainment is brought to life with jugglers, magicians and a variety of tumblers all putting on displays around, between and sometimes even on the seats. It is a chance for people to become involved and ...

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