Barnum – Chichester

Tamsin has joined the cast of Barnum which will be staged in Chichester in July.

It will not only see Tamsin teaming up with director Timothy Sheader (artistic director of Regents Park Open Air Theatre) again after Ragtime and A Midsummer Night’s Dream last year, but also Cameron Mackintosh who has revised the book of Barnum (following Oliver!).

There has been talk that it might be transferred to West End after its run at Chichester ends.

Credit Daily Mail and Broadway World.

According to the Daily Mail, Tamsin Carroll will play ‘Charity Barnum’ alongside Broadway’s Christopher Fitzgerald as ‘P. T. Barnum’ in BARNUM at the Chichester Festival Theatre from July 15. The production will be directed by Timothy Sheader.

The major revival, featuring music composed by Cy Coleman, revised book by Mark Bramble and Cameron Mackintosh, and lyrics by Michael Stewart, will open this summer. The original production starred Jim Dale on Broadway and then opened at the London Palladium in 1981, starring Michael Crawford, which was filmed.

Carroll’s stage credits include The National Theatre‘s The Magistrate, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ragtime at Regents Park in 2012, Oliver! in the West End, Shout! The Musical Australian National Tour and many more. Carroll has appeared on screen in this year’s Goddess, Ms Understanding, Holy Smoke and The Gift. Her TV credits include All Saints, The Three Stooges, Above the Law, Heartbreak High and A Difficult Woman.

Fitzgerald has appeared on Broadway in The Merchant of Venice, Finian’s Rainbow, Young Frankenstein, Wicked and Amour. His off-Broadway credits include Small Engine Repair, Stairway to Paradise, Gutenberg! The Musical!, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Saturday Night, Fully Committed, Babes in Arms, Corpus Christi, The Cripple of Inishmaan and more.

Timothy Sheader has been the Artistic Director at Regents Park Open Air Theatre since 2007.

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