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The Elephant in the Room

The word Jumbo entered the American lexicon with another of P. T Barnum’s publicity successes. It’s supposedly the combination of two Swahili words mashed together. Captured young in the French Sudan in 1861 and sold to a menagerie in Paris, the calf was exhibited there before being purchased and sent to the London Zoo. 539 more words

Barnum

So the two of us watched this documentary on the BBC which followed musicals trying to make it in the west end. One of them was Barnum. 954 more words

Musical

Barnum: the greatest show on earth

“I’ve joined the circus like I wanted to, when I was a kid. Climbed aboard before it moved on and you bet your life I’m glad I did.” 546 more words

Theatre

Barnum at The Palace Theatre, Manchester

‘The Greatest Show in the World’ has burst into the Manchester Palace Theatre for the next two weeks!

Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre’s new production has quite a legacy to follow considering the popularity of Barnum over the previous years, which includes Michael Crawford’s Olivier award in 1981 and several awards won on the Broadway run. 347 more words

Barnum

Barnum at The Palace Theatre, Manchester

‘The Greatest Show in the World’ has burst into the Manchester Palace Theatre for the next two weeks!

Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre’s new production has quite a legacy to follow considering the popularity of Barnum over the previous years, which includes Michael Crawford’s Olivier award in 1981 and several awards won on the Broadway run. 347 more words

Manchester

Fame and Fortune, Times Two

In 1824, merchant Robert Hunter came across an unusual set of twin boys while in Thailand, then known as Siam. We’ve all heard of Anna and the King of Siam, but that’s another story. 501 more words

Review: Psircus Issues 1 and 2

‘Kathy isn’t Right’

Scripyby Daniel Bell

Art by Katja Lindbolm

‘Icarus’

Script by Daniel Bell

Art by Iain Buchanan

‘The Pull’

Written and drawn by Daniel Bell… 627 more words

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