LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS... welcome to the big top blog of Douglas McPherson, author of CIRCUS MANIA, the book described by Gerry Cottle as "A passionate and up-to-date look at the circus and its people."

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Brian Conley is PT Barnum

Catch Brian Conley on tour in the musical Barnum. Check your local theatre for dates.

I'll always remember a great piece of improvisation from Conley when I saw him in Elton John's Sunglasses many years ago. As he came on stage, the door fell off. He calmly straightened the failed piece of scenery without comment. Then, as he left the stage at the end of his scene ad-libbed, "And get that door fixed!"

The audience rolled up.

For the true story of PT Barnum and other circus legends from Grimaldi to Leotard and their counterparts today, read Circus Mania - The Ultimate Book For Anyone Who Dreamed of Running Away with the Circus.

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