Thursday, 27 February 2014

Linzi Hateley joins Brian Conley in Barnum UK Tour

It has been announced that Linzi Hateley (Mary Poppins, Les Mis), will star opposite Brian Conley (Hairspray, Jolson) in the upcoming UK Tour of Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Barnum. 

The production will open at the Leicester Curve on 5th September, running until 13th September with Conley in the title role alongside Hateley as Chairy.

Barnum then visit: Bristol Hippodrome (16-27 September), Southend's Cliffs Pavilion (30 September-4 October), Wycombe Swan (7-11 October), New Wimbledon Theatre (14-18 October), Hull New Theatre (21-25 October), Edinburgh Playhouse (27 October-1 November), Palace Theatre, Manchester (4-15 November), His Majesty's, Aberdeen (18-22 November, Alhambra, Bradford (25-29 November), New Victoria, Woking (20-24 January 2015), Wolverhampton Grand (27-31 January), Nottingham Theatre Royal (3-14 February).

Cy Coleman's 1980 Broadway musical follows the life of Phineas T Barnum, America's "Greatest Showman". The score includes "Come Follow The Band", "The Colours Of My Life" and "There Is A Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute".

The revival, directed by Open Air Theatre's Timothy Sheader, was first seen at Chichester Festival Theatre's temporary Theatre in the Park in July last year.

Further tour dates and casting to be announced.

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