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The Greatest Show on Earth comes to Milton Keynes Theatre

Date Posted:27/04/2015

Barnum at Milton Keynes Theatre‘Barnum’s the name, PT Barnum, and I want to tell you that tonight, on this stage, you are going to see - bar none - every sight, wonder and miracle that name stands for!’

How can you resist that as an invitation to catch a show?

Tue 12 – Sat 16 Milton Keynes Theatre becomes the venue for all the thrills and spills of the circus when the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum are brought to life in this exhilarating musical.

Starring Brian Conley (Oliver!, Hairspray, Jolson) as PT Barnum, America’s Greatest Showman, Barnum is the story of his life and his marriage to Chairy, played by Linzi Hateley (Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Les Miserables).

Without Chairy, Barnum would probably never have become a household name. Chairy was the practical one in that partnership, and it was her influence over him that made his dreams come true.

PT Barnum lit up the world with colour, warmth and all the excitement of his imagination, finally teaming up with J A Bailey to create Barnum and Bailey’s Circus, The Greatest Show on Earth.

With a wonderfully exuberant score by Cy Coleman which includes hits such as Come Follow The Band, The Colours Of My Life and There Is A Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute, BARNUM was a smash-hit when it opened on Broadway in 1980 and continued its award-winning run of luck when it transferred to the London Palladium with Michael Crawford in the lead role.

This new production, directed by Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy, is adapted from the 2013 Chichester Festival Theatre production which became the most successful musical in the Festival Theatre’s 51 year history.

Book your tickets for this showstopper now at Milton Keynes Theatre Box Office, Call 0844 871 7652 (bkg fee) or visit (bkg fee).