Derby Youth Musical Theatre
Community Events
Thursday 3 October 2019 - Saturday 5 October 2019

After their sell out successes of West Side Story and Legally Blonde, the highly acclaimed Derby Youth Musical Theatre return to Derby Theatre for the third year with the circus musical, BARNUM.

‘Barnum’s the name, PT Barnum, and I want to tell you that tonight on this stage, you are going to see – bar  none - every sight, wonder and miracle that name stands for!’

Thirty- five highly talented young people between the ages of 13 – 25 perform this exhilarating musical which follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T. Barnum, America’s greatest showman.

If you’re only going to the theatre once this year, this high-octane fuelled musical must be the one to see. This, the first ever youth production of this exciting family show to be staged in Derby, will transport you  into the world of jugglers, trapeze artists, acrobats, clowns, dancers and stilt- walkers as Derby Theatre is transformed into a fun packed circus.

BARNUM is full of colourful, toe-tapping numbers  such as There Is A Sucker Born Every Minute, Come Follow the Band, One Brick at A Time, and the electrifying and dynamic Join The Circus. This highly infectious show  is all-round  family entertainment at its very best and will have you leaving the theatre buzzing with excitement and joy.

Originally produced on the Broadway Stage by Judy Gordon, Cy Coleman, Maurice and Lois F. Rosenfeld in association with Irwin Feld and Kenneth Feld.

By arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York.

Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Michael Stewart
Book by Mark Bramble

Running Time: TBC