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The Greatest Showman
BUY TICKETS 7.30pm Saturday 16 June
Location: Thaxted Church Hall, Margaret Street, Thaxted CM6 2QN
Start time: 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
Tickets for local sale: Thaxted Laundry Room, 24 Town Street , Thaxted CM6 2LA
DIRECTOR Michael Gracey
CAST Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron
Hugh Jackman stars in this musical celebrating the story of the great American showman, PT Barnum, founder of the world-famous circus.
This musical celebrates the birth of show business with the story of visionary American showman PT Barnum (Hugh Jackman). He rose from nothing to found the circus that became the world’s most famous travelling show sensation. Full of razzle dazzle and sparkle.
(2017 USA 105 mins)
In a year with no Baz Luhrmann movie, The Greatest Showman fills the gap with a gigantic, brassy, unashamedly over-the-(big)-top circus musical with one eye on the multiplex and the other on the pop charts. As befits an origin story for legendary American impresario, entrepreneur and snake oil salesman P.T. Barnum and his troupe of talented oddballs and outsiders, it’s low on subtlety, high on spectacle and crams its poppy, hummable tunes so far down your ear holes, you’ll need a Q-tip to fish them out. Phil de Semlyen, Time Out
BBFC advice: Contains brief mild threat and violence
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