The Greatest Showman is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 10 August, presented by Somerset Moviola and the Nunney Village Hall Committee.
The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American musical directed by Michael Gracey in his directorial debut, written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon and starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya.
The film is inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum’s creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of its star attractions.
P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), the son of a poor tailor, grows up to become a wily dreamer and schemer.
He marries his devoted childhood sweetheart, Charity (Michelle Williams), and, determined to give her the life she once enjoyed with her wealthy, disapproving family, he quickly manipulates a bank into financing his dream project, a multistory ‘museum of curiosities’.
The wax figures and stuffed giraffes that Barnum puts on display don’t draw much attention at first.
But once he starts recruiting human eccentrics – a bearded lady (Keala Settle), conjoined twins (Yusaku Komori and Danial Son), the aptly named Gen. Tom Thumb (Sam Humphrey) – the crowds begin to gather.
And Barnum’s show gets a classy lift when he launches the American career of Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (Rebecca Ferguson) and persuades the highbrow theatre personality Phillip Carlyle (Zac Efron) to help produce his show.
Thre Greatest Showman has a PG rating. General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older.
Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.
The Greatest Showman is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 10 August at 7.30pm. Door open at 7pm. Seats cannot be reserved, so please come early.
Tickets cost £5 in advance at the SPAR shop in Nunney or £6 on the door. Advance booking is highly recommended (the film nights frequently sell out in advance!).
A licensed bar and ice creams will be available. The bar opens at 7pm. The film programme begins at 7.30pm.