Exclusive first look: Marcus Brigstocke and Laura Pitt-Pulford in Menier Chocolate Factory's Barnum

Gordon Greenberg’s show opens at the Southwark venue next week

Exclusive images have been released showing Marcus Brigstocke, Laura Pitt-Pulford and Celinde Schoenmaker in Barnum.

The musical tells the story of PT Barnum, also known as the Greatest Showman on Earth. The score includes "Come Follow The Band", "The Colours Of My Life" and "There Is A Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute".

The show stars Brigstocke (Oklahoma!) as the titular role, Pitt-Pulford (Nell Gwynn) as his wife Charity, Schoenmaker (Phantom of the Opera) alongside Tupele Dorgu, Harry Francis, Danny Collins, Eamonn Cox, Rosie Fletcher, Ainsley Hall Ricketts, Courtney Hows, Bethany Huckle, Philip Marriott, Dominic Owen and Lucie-Mae Summer.

It is directed by Gordon Greenberg (Guys and Dolls) and has choreography by Rebecca Howell, design by Paul Farnsworth and musical direction by Alex Parker.

Cy Coleman, Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble's Tony Award-winning musical opened on Broadway in 1980, before receiving a West End premiere a year later starring Michael Crawford. The show was performed at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2013, and there was a touring production in 2014/15 starring Brian Conley and Linzi Hateley.

Barnum runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 5 December to 3 March, with previews from now.

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