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A Watermill Theatre Production


Music by Cy Coleman | Lyrics by Michael Stewart | Book by Mark Bramble

Tue 02 Jul 2024 - Sun 08 Sep 2024

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 join the circus at The Watermill Theatre.

Performance schedule
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+

25 August from 12.30pm (2.30pm show start time)
Tickets from £50 (£45 for under 16s) including a ticket to see Barnum.
Fancy testing out your skills and seeing if you have what it takes to join the circus? Join us for an afternoon of fun, food and frivolity in the Watermill gardens, before watching the show.

Originally Produced on the Broadway Stage by Judy Gordon, Cy Coleman, Maurice and Lois F. Rosenfeld in association with Irwin Feld and Kenneth Feld.  

Barnum is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

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