Pitshanger Pictures - The Greatest Showman (PG) | St Barnabas Ealing

Pitshanger Pictures - The Greatest Showman (PG)

21
JUL

Date Saturday, 21 July 2018 20:00 - 22:45
Location
St Barnabas Millennium Halls, Pitshanger Ln, London W5 1QG, UK
Contributor
Ian Hamerton
Price
£5 (drinks and snacks extra)

 

Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum's wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted?