Roll up, Roll up, for the Greatest Show on Earth coming to the Menier this Christmas!
Public booking is now open for the Menier Chocolate Factory’s major revival of Barnum. Gordon Greenberg’s production opens on 5 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 3 March 2018.
Gordon Greenberg is joined by musical director Alex Parker, choreographer Rebecca Howell, designer Paul Farnsworth, sound designer Greg Clarke, and circus director Scott Maidment.
Barnum tells the story of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth, who combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to sell “humbug” to cheering crowds. A joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century’s greatest show-biz legend, Barnum is a colourful, dynamic spectacle full of circus, side-show legends and heart.
With music by Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity and The Life), lyrics by Michael Stewart (book writer of Hello Dolly! and Mack and Mabel; and co-adaptor of 42nd Street), and book by Mark Bramble (co-author of 42nd Street and director of the current revival), this Tony Award-winning musical premièred on Broadway in 1980.