This film is not currently scheduled to screen at New Park.
Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, this is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
*** Please allow plenty of time to get in to New Park on the 24th to the 26th Jan as there are roadworks blocking the Festival Theatre side of New Park Road ***
Although Phineas Taylor Barnum ventured into politics, newspapers, and the lottery business, among many other more or less salubrious professions, during the course of his highly coloured career, he unabashedly declared himself “a showman by profession”, adding that “all the gilding shall make nothing else of me.”
For director Michael Gracey, the force behind the giant-hearted vision of The Greatest Showman, “Barnum was the Steve Jobs or the Jay Z of his time, the original impresario, the original showman.” So, who better to portray this force of nature than the absurdly charismatic Hugh Jackman? Also stars Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zac Effron.
Golden Globes: 3: Film; Actor (Hugh Jackman); Song (This is Me).