Theatre Royal Plymouth

Brian Conley is


Cameron Mackintosh & Chichester Festival Theatre’s Record-Breaking Production


Tuesday 26 May - Saturday 6 June 2015 Download Calendar

The Lyric


This exhilarating musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, America’s Greatest Showman. The story of his life and his marriage to Chairy reveals a couple who looked at the world from opposite sides of the spectrum, and also reveals that she was the practical one who made his dreams come true. We follow the legendary showman’s life as he lit up the world with colour, warmth and the excitement of his imagination and finally teamed up with J A Bailey to create Barnum and Bailey’s Circus – the Greatest Show on Earth.

Starring Brian Conley and Linzi Hateley, Cy Coleman’s wonderfully exuberant score includes the hits; Come Follow the Band, The Colours of My Life and There is a Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute.

Running Time: approximately 2 hours 15 minutes including one interval
Recommended for everyone aged 10+

Access Performances

Audio Described
Thu 04 June 2.30pm

Thu 04 June 7.30pm

Pricing & Concessions

Full price:

Mon – Thu 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm
A: £43.70, B: £40.70, C: £35.70, D: £33.70, E: £16.70 (RV)
Fri & Sat 7.30pm
A: £45.70, B: £42.70, C: £37.70, D: £35.70, E: £18.70 (RV)
Thu & Wed (27th) 2.30pm
A: £32.70, B: £29.70, C: £25.70, D: £23.70, E: £14.70 (RV)

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee.

Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company:
£9 off A, B & C (Mon – Thu eves & Sat Mat)

Over 60s, Disabled:
£3 off A, B & C (Mon – Thu eves & Sat Mat)

Corporate Members:
£5 off A, B & C (Mon – Thu eves)

£4 off A, B & C (first performance – Tuesday 26th May)

People’s Company:
£3.50 off A, B & C (Tue – Thu eves & Sat Mat)

Groups of 10+:
£1.50 off A, B & C (Mon – Thu eves & Sat Mat)

Groups of 20+:
£2.50 off A, B & C (Mon – Thu eves & Sat Mat)

Groups of 40+:
£3.50 off A, B & C (Mon – Thu eves & Sat Mat)

School groups of 10+:
£10 tickets (Mon – Thu eves and Sat mat)

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee. Concessions exclude price band E in The Lyric.


Conley made them laugh, gasp, cheer and hold their breath as he tackled the famous tightrope walk across the stage. It was a tremendous performance and I cannot imagine the show without him.

Barnum is a sheer delight and is sure to leave a smile on the faces of all audiences young and old. Make sure you catch it before the circus rolls out of town.

West Briton

A Colourful, Joyful, emotional roller-coaster

The Bristol Post

Blockbuster Barnum! Theatrical energy of the highest order

Daily Express

Nail-biting adrenaline-fuelled excitement

The Bristol Post

Utterly breathtaking! – A circus spectacular. Brian Conley is the constant showstopper

Leicester Mercury

Linzi Hateley is an incredible talent; her vocals are sublime

This Blockbuster musical is guaranteed to lift your spirits

Manchester Evening News

A colourful extravaganza, the buzz is the air was joyous

West End Frame

Brilliant Barnum sends you home on a high

Smooth FM

Thrills and spills… smart brassy songs. A Fast and enjoyable two hours

The Times

Big, sharp, witty, breathtaking, emotional

The Observer
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