Hugh Jackman announces UK tour... and yes he'll sing hits from The Greatest Showman!

29 November 2018, 13:58 | Updated: 29 November 2018, 14:01

Hugh Jackman will perform with a live orchestra
Hugh Jackman will perform with a live orchestra. Picture: Getty

Hollywood hunk - and Heart favourite - Hugh Jackman has announced he is embarking on a global tour, including four dates in the UK.

Hugh Jackman is embarking on a world tour in 2019 - and he will perform four dates in the UK.

The Man. The Music. The Show will see the 50-year-old sing favourites from The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables and other iconic songs from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra.

Dad-of-two Hugh's love for musical theatre is well documented having starred in his first school play when he was just 14.

Hugh Jackman is going on a global tour in 2019
Hugh Jackman is going on a global tour in 2019. Picture: Press release

He later admitted he had only auditioned as he was encouraged by his friend, who claimed it was a great way to meet the pupils of a local girls's school.

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HUGH JACKMAN – THE MAN. THE MUSIC. THE SHOW

Friday, 24 May - Manchester Arena Manchester

Monday, 27 May - Birmingham Resorts World Arena, Birmingham

Sunday, 2 June - The O2 Arena London

Monday, 3 June - The O2 Arena London

To many fans, Hugh is best known as X-Men hero Wolverine, but he has also lit up the screen as Jean Valjean in the adaptation of Les Mis.

That role got him his first Oscars nomination for Best Actor, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical, and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations, for both Best Ensemble and Best Male Actor in a Leading Role, and a BAFTA Award nomination.

Most recently, he was nominated for his role as P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman, an international phenomenon that fans hope will be turned in to a West End musical.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Fri 7 December and are available at HughJackmanTheShow.com