Hollywood star Hugh Jackman is set to tour the UK next year and perform songs from his hit movies including The Greatest Showman.
The actor has also starred as Wolverine in the X-Men films and as Jean Valjean in 2012’s adaption of Les Miserables, part of which was filmed in Portsmouth.
Jackman will play four shows in the UK next year during his The Man. The Music. The Show., tour including two dates at the O2 Arena in London – he will also be touring Europe and North America next year.
The Golden Globe-winning actor, who portrayed American showman PT Barnum in the box office smash The Greatest Showman, will be supported by a full orchestra for the shows.
He will be performing well-loved tunes from The Greatest Showman and Les Miserables as well as Broadway classics.
Jackman will also be playing shows in Manchester and Birmingham next year as part of the tour.
Here are the full list of The Man. The Music. The Show., tour
- May 24 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
- May 27 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
- June 2 – O2 Arena, London
- June 3 – O2 Arena, London
Despite lacklustre reviews from critics, The Greatest Showman was a box office success and its soundtrack remains in the UK album top five nearly a year after its release.
In both the UK and America it reached multi-platinum status, selling more than two million copies apiece.
Jackman's musical credits include his rendition of 1970s singer-songwriter Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway and Les Miserables, the film based on the musical, itself based on the Victor Hugo novel of the same name.
On stage, he will be accompanied by a full orchestra who will help him guide the audience through songs from his musical films as well as show tune classics.
When do tickets go on sale and how can I buy them?
Tickets for Hugh Jackman's tour will go on sale next week on Friday, December 7 at 9am and you will be able to purchase them from Ticketmaster here