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Step right up and enter the dazzling world of P.T. Barnum, where imagination and ambition know no bounds. Delight at every sight, wonder and miracle as the creator of spectacle comes to town with a sensational show featuring a whole host of characters.

Hand in hand with wife Charity, Barnum’s life and career twists and turns as he schemes and dreams his way to headier heights. However, the irresistible pull of an ever-bigger humbug comes at a cost, and the people paying are usually those on whom Barnum tramples, on the way to the top.

Come follow the band with the glorious multi-award-winning Cy Coleman’s music, Michael Stewart’s lyrics and Mark Bramble’s book in this brand-new production directed by Jonathan O’Boyle (Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical - West End, The Last Five Years -Southwark Playhouse & Step right up and enter the dazzling world of P.T. Barnum, where imagination and ambition know no bounds. Delight at every sight, wonder and miracle as the creator of spectacle comes to town with a sensational show featuring a whole host of characters.

Hand in hand with wife Charity, Barnum’s life and career twists and turns as he schemes and dreams his way to headier heights. However, the irresistible pull of an ever-bigger humbug comes at a cost, and the people paying are usually those on whom Barnum tramples, on the way to the top.

Come follow the band with the glorious multi-award-winning Cy Coleman’s music, Michael Stewart’s lyrics and Mark Bramble’s book in this brand-new production directed by Jonathan O’Boyle (Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical - West End, The Last Five Years -Southwark Playhouse & West End), choreographed by Oti Mabuse who returns to the Watermill after her work on Kiss Me Kate in 2019, and featuring an ensemble cast of actor-musicians and circus performers.

Following the sell-out smash hit The Lord of the Rings, this summer, come and be immersed in the magical world of the circus at The Watermill Theatre.
Performance schedule:
2 Jul - 8 Sep 2024
Tue – Sat 7.30pm (9 Jul 7pm)
Wed, Sat & Sun 2.30pm (excl. 3, 6, 10 & 14 Jul)
Mon (8 Jul only)

Tickets from £25
Concessions available.

Book early for the best prices across our performances, ticket prices may vary according to demand.

Performance information:
Most suitable for ages 8+
The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8AE
Tue 2 Jul to Sun 7 Jul, Tue 9 Jul to Sun 14 Jul, Tue 16 Jul to Sun 21 Jul, Tue 23 Jul to Sun 28 Jul, Tue 30 Jul to Sun 4 Aug, Tue 6 Aug to Sun 11 Aug, Tue 13 Aug to Sun 18 Aug, Tue 20 Aug to Sun 25 Aug, Tue 27 Aug to Fri 30 Aug
Contact telephone: 0163546044 Call to check latest times or cancellations.