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Barnum – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff


Book: Mark Bramble Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Michael Stewart Director: Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy Reviewer: Chris Williams A certain kind of showman, Cameron Mackintosh brings us the musical based on the life of history’s ultimate showman - Phineas Taylor Barnum! Barnum takes us through the eventful and varied life of P. T. Barnum, through his many roles including freak show ...

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INTERVIEW: John Owen-Jones


Just ahead of returning to the West End yet again to play the Phantom of the Opera - almost for the 2000th time - John Owen-Jones talks to Paul Couch about his career, Hiraeth, 'trial by jury' talent shows, getting trumped by Shakin' Stevens and playing... Judge Dredd! You graduated from Central School of Speech & Drama in 1994. What was ...

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Barnum – The Lowry, Salford


  Music: Cy Coleman Lyrics: Michael Stewart Director: Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen   P.T Barnum - a showman and American dreamer whose life has been brought to the stage in spectacular style in a clever, exciting and most importantly colourful musical production. Presented by Cameron Mackintosh and Michael Harrison, this show tells the story of Phineas Taylor ...

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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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NEWS: 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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