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The greatest show on earth is coming to Bath’s Royal Victoria Park on Saturday 1 September. The worldwide musical sensation – The Greatest Showman (rated PG) will be screened outdoors, as the highly anticipated Movie by Moonlight film brought to you by The Forever Friends Appeal.

Everyone is welcome to the event and entry is free (no tickets needed). There will be a bucket collection on the night and donations will go to the Royal United Hospitals Bath. The gates to the outdoor screening will open at 5pm and the film will start at approximately 8:30pm, or when it gets dark.

The Greatest Showman is a film that celebrates the birth of show business and tells the story of a visionary who follows his hopes and dreams and rise from nothing with his marvellous circus. It stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and includes a lot of sing-a-long worthy original songs.

Laura Pearce, Events and Community Officer, The Forever Friends Appeal said, “We are so excited to have The Greatest Showman as this year’s Movie by Moonlight. It’s a fantastic film for all and we hope that people will bring their friends and family and enjoy an evening of musical cinema magic under the twinkling lights of Bath.

“If you can come, why not wear fancy dress? Heart West Country radio presenter, Julian Jones will be hosting the night and will award a prize to the best-dressed person on the night.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Freestyle Designs for sponsoring the event for the fourth year in a row and helping us promote it throughout Bath. I would also like to thank Filmair Cinema Services for always ensuring we have a fantastic atmosphere during the screening in Royal Victoria Park.”

All proceeds will be donated towards the Appeal to help patients and their families cared for by the Royal United Hospitals Bath. Remember your blanket, there will also be local food vendors such as Fire & Brew, L J Hugs and Splitscreen Ice Cream Co onsite or you can bring a picnic (but please no glass, barbeques or knives) and snuggle up under the stars to watch this fantastic musical.

For more information about this year’s Movie by Moonlight, visit