Explosion of circus skills hit the stage for musical

Brian Conley in Barnum
Brian Conley in Barnum

From the moment you enter the theatre, you are drawn into the world and imagination of PT Barnum’s extravaganza.

Barnum tells the story of the impresario and his drive to set up a circus alongside his wife Chairy.

Many of the circus performers are already in the auditorium as soon as you step in dazzling the audience with an array of tricks and acrobatics to dazzle the audience.

The joy of the big top is likely to be a delight for an audience ready to enjoy some nostalgic entertainment.

At the centre of it all is Brian Conley who brings plenty of humour to the role as the world’s greatest showman.

Conley certainly injects a huge amount of his comedic personality in the part and some of the tricks he carries out are very impressive.

If there is one disappointment, it is the story, which didn’t feel dramatic enough to fill two-and-a-half hours on the stage.

For those who like old fashioned entertainment, this is bound to appeal as this musical harkens back to a time often forgotten.

Barnum can be seen at Milton Keynes Theatre. For tickets call 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.co.uk/milton