London’s Covent Garden came alive with the spectacle of The Greatest Showman as performers erupted into song and dance in celebration of the film’s forthcoming release. The group surprised and entertained passing shoppers and drew large crowds as they spilled out onto the iconic piazza and performed two of the film’s leading tracks; Golden Globe nominated ‘This Is Me’ and ‘The Greatest Show’.
The original soundtrack for The Greatest Showman is written by Academy and Tony Award-winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen). ‘The Greatest Show‘ is led by Hugh Jackman’s soaring vocal in the movie musical, with Broadway star Keala Settle bringing ‘This Is Me‘ to life.
Joining the fun were BRIT School graduates Ashley Glazebrook and Glen Murphy, better known as Twist and Pulse, who cite The Greatest Showman as “one of our favourite films EVER” and have previously created their own interpretation of the dance to ‘This Is Me‘. The professional dancers/presenters, who have toured the UK and Ireland extensively and amassed 1.1 million followers online, abandoned their Christmas shopping to add their signature ‘streetomedy’ moves to some of the day’s performances.
The Greatest Showman stars Academy Award nominees Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams with Zac Efron, Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson. The film is directed by Michael Gracey and showcases original music from Academy Award and Tony Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
The Greatest Showman will arrive in UK cinemas BOXING DAY.
“The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. “The Greatest Showman” is directed by exciting new filmmaker, Michael Gracey, with songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land”) and starring Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman. Jackman is joined by Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson.