Barnum is at the Milton Keynes Theatre this week!

This is the week that The Greatest Show on Earth comes to Milton Keynes Theatre!

4. BARNUM company.  Photo by Johan Persson

‘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 May 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.

BARNUM - Brian Conley as 'PT Barnum' and Linzi Hateley as 'Chairy'. Photo by Johan PerssonStarring 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).

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.

Barnum is at Milton Keynes Theatre from 12th – 16th May only.

Box Office: 0844 871 7652 or online:

Our review of this show on Theatre Reviews page. (click above)

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