The Menier Chocolate Factory will present the first major London revival of the award-winning musical Barnum this fall.
Directed by Gordon Greenberg, the production will begin previews November 25 prior to an official opening December 5. The limited engagement will continue through March 3, 2018. Casting will be announced at a later date.
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.
With music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Michael Stewart, and book by Mark Bramble, Barnum premiered on Broadway in 1980 co-starring Jim Dale and Glenn Close. The London production starred Michael Crawford.
The upcoming production will also feature choreography by Rebecca Howell, designs by Paul Farnsworth, and musical direction by Alex Parker.