BARNUM THE MUSICALBarnum the musical is to play at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 5th December to 3rd March. 2018.

Casting news so far is that the two leads are comedian Marcus Brigstocke as Phineas T Barnum and Laura Pitt-Pulford is his wife Charity (Chairy) Barnum. The cast also features Celinde Schoenmaker as Jenny Lind with Tupele Dorgu as Joice Heth and Harry Francis as Tom Thumb.

They will be joined by Danny Collins, Eamonn Cox, Ainsley Hall Ricketts, Courtney Hows, Philip Marriott, Dominic Owen and Lucie-Mae Sumner, with further casting to be announced.

Gordon Greenberg (Guys and Dolls) will direct the first major London revival of Cy Coleman, Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble's Tony Award-winning musical with choreography by Rebecca Howell, design by Paul Farnsworth and musical direction by Alex Parker.

This musical follows the imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, America’s Greatest Showman.The story of his life and his marriage to Chairy reveals a couple who looked at the world from opposite sides of the spectrum, and also reveals that she was the practical one who made his dreams come true. We follow the legendary showman’s life as he lit up the world with the colour, warmth and excitement of his imagination and finally teamed up with J A Bailey to create Barnum and Bailey’s Circus - the Greatest Show on Earth.

Cy Coleman’s score includes the hits Come Follow The Band, The Colours Of My Life and There’s A Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute.

The Tony Award-winning musical opened on Broadway in 1980 starring Jim Dale and Glenn Close. It received its West End premiere the following year with Michael Crawford in the lead role. In 2013 it was revived at Chichester Festival Theatre starring Christopher Fitzgerald and Tamsin Carroll, and a UK touring production in 2014/15 starred Brian Conley and Linzi Hateley.

Buy tickets for Barnum which is booking until 3rd March 2018

show times

Tuesday - Saturday 8:00pm. Matinees Saturday & Sunday 3:30pm

Running time TBA



3 Southwark Street
London SE1 1RU

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Tube:  London Bridge (Borough High Street exit) - Jubilee & Northern Lines  
buses to Her Majesty's Theatre
RV1 and 381
nearest car park

Parking on single yellow lines available after 18:30 and all day at weekends


Customers with visual or hearing impairments qualify for concession rates for themselves plus a companion. There is no infra red or loop system, but the size of the venue means you can sit only a few feet away from performers
Guide dogs are permitted inside the auditorium
Wheelchair access into the building is via our main entrance on Southwark Street. The theatre can take one wheelchair per performance, located at the front of the auditorium with an excellent view of the stage. There will always be at least one space available next to the wheelchair space for a companion.