Barnum Review

Spectacle is the name of the game in this show…
Sunday Express

Occasionally a show comes to town that you must not miss. Barnum is one of them… It (Barnum) has everything: foot-tapping music; excellent acting; stunning sets and a cast as committed to their cause as you are likely to see anywhere.
Rhyl Journal

Andrew O’Connor is immensely likeable and full of irresistable energy… It’s a feel-good family show to lift the spirits…
North Wales Weekly News

If Barnum himself had half the energy as O’Connor and the rest of the cast it is little wonder his career was a phenomenal success… 0’Connor’s was a turbo charged part, with magic, illusions, escapology, juggling, and tightrope walking as well as singing and dancing.
Lancashire Evening Telegraph

In Andrew O’Connor, old P. T has found a showman worthy of his own
demanding standards… Andrew O’Connor is constantly in the spotlight of this pacy production beguillingly capturing the roguish charm of “the prince of humbug”.
Lancashire Evening Post

Andrew 0’Connor as P T Barnum promised “Tonight you are going to see
every sight, wonder, and miracle that name stands for” and with the help of some dazzling special effects the show lived up to it’s promise…
Northampton Herald

Andrew O’Connor is brilliant.
Northampton Chronicle & Echo

The audience is treated to a double helping of fun and talent as they watch the entire cast sing, dance, and juggle at the same time.
Northampton Mercury

The most successful production of this musical I’ve seen.
Edinburgh Evening News

Barnum – storming stuff.
Birmingham Post

Andrew O’Connor is brilliant.
Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Bus loads will be queuing up, O’Connor is magic, and thats no humbug.
Yorkshire Evening Post

Better than the Broadway original… I’ve never seen the Empire stage used so effectively… Andrew O’Connor, in the title role, is the most versatile performer of them all.
Sunderland Echo

Whether he’s singing on a tightrope, juggling firebrands, or spinning 20ft
above the stage, O’Connor makes it all look so easy.
Aberdeen Journal

This show’s a party for everyone to join in with… a loveable unstoppably energised production… a show to set feet tapping, laughter peeling, and hearts rejoicing.
Eastern Daily Press

…a breathtaking journey through the land of showbiz magic… the sheer exciting professionalism was impressive.
Lowestoft Journal

Roll up for a classic… The cast couldn ‘t have given the audience better value for money if they had thrown tenners into the stalls… Great tunes, superb sets and some amazing circus stunts… Versatile hardly seems adequate to describe the multi – talented Andrew…
Liverpool Echo

…two and a half hours of pure entertainment.
Lancashire Evening Post

The audience clapped as if it would never stop – deserved applause for a
winning performance in a winning show.
Lancashire Evening Gazette

…a show that will leave you wanting to run away and join the circus.
Blackpool Citizen

Monday nights show ended with a standing ovation – the first I have seen at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Stratford-upon-Avon Herald

The greatest show in town… a rip riproaring performance, zeal and surprises befitting the most dazzling showman the planet has seen. He (Andrew O’Connor) was determined to make his Barnum better than that of Michael Craw ford and Paul Nicholas and he didn ‘t fail.
Western Mail