Thame Cinema for All presents The Greatest Showman

Thame Cinema for All presents The Greatest Showman

Date and time: 18/05/2018, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: The Players Theatre

Directed by Michael Gracey, Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Jacqueline Honulik
This infectiously enjoyable musical drama crept into cinemas in December with little fanfair but has been in cinemas ever since, becoming one of the year’s most enduring word-of-mouth smash hits. Based loosely on the story of American 19th century circus entrepreneur, PT Barnham, Hugh Jackman stars as the underdog, dreamer and idealist Barnham, on a mission to make his fortune and bring crowd-pleasing popular entertainment from the margins of society to the New York masses despite the considerable obstacles of poverty, class and genteel good taste. His show is a cornucopia of artistes of all shapes, colours, sizes, and abilities, with vaudeville and waxwork and acrobatics and stuffed animals, bearded ladies and ballet dancers, all propelled by Barnham’s inexhaustible faith, energy and determination. Meanwhile, the dedicated family man must grapple with vices and temptations, gambling to sustain his enterprise and perhaps not quite resisting the allure of Swedish songstress Jenny Lind. Cheesy, gorgeous to look at, packed with charm and near euphoria, and with a cracking selection of catchy numbers, this is a feel-good joy. Certificate PG


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