The Greatest Showman serves up a PT Barnum smaller than life
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 - 5:50 AM
Hugh Jackman (centre) plays huckster and circus founder PT Barnum in the musical The Greatest Showman.
PHOTO: NIKO TAVERNISE, TWENTIETH CENTURY
EARLY in The Greatest Showman, PT Barnum, played with gung-ho sincerity by Hugh Jackman, says he has long served up hokum but now wants to do more for his audience: "Just once I'd like to give them something real." What fun is that?