Page 1

Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

SPRING/ SUMMER 2020


★★★★★ ‘HEARTBREAKING, SPECTACULAR, SOARING.

GLORIA ESTEFAN’S HIT MUSICAL

A MONSTER HIT’HHHH

“THE RHYTHM REALLY DOES GET YOU”

BOOKING DATES FRIENDS MON 4 NOV ADVANTAGE, SCHOOLS & GROUPS WED 6 NOV PUBLIC FRI 8 NOV ON SALE NOW SHOWS MARKED WITH A * ARE ON SALE NOW

DAILY MAIL

JANUARY 2020

Remembering the Oscars* P20 SAT 11 APR 2020

P4-5 TUE 26 NOV 2019 – SUN 19 JAN 2020

Mamma Mia!*

P6-7

A Monster Calls*

P8

P25

WED 6 – SAT 9 MAY 2020

ALEXANDER DINELARIS

P22-23

‘A GORGEOUS TAKE ON A FILM CLASSIC’

MACHINE EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN & MIAMI SOUND THE TIMES CHOREOGRAPHED BY SERGIO TRUJILLO DIRECTED BY JERRY MITCHELL

FEATURING MUSIC PRODUCED AND RECORDED BY

Oi Frog*

P24

FRI 8 - SAT 9 MAY 2020

WED 12 – SAT 15 FEB 2020

★★★★

FEBRUARY

Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen*

Matthew Bourne’s Red Shoes*

TUE 21 APR – SAT 2 MAY 2020

INSPIRED BY AN IDEA BY SIOBHAN DOWD

WED 22 JAN – SAT 8 FEB 2020

P21

MON 13 – SAT 18 APR 2020

BY PATRICK NESS MAY

FEBRUARY

MAY

WHATSONSTAGE

On Your Feet*

BOOK BY

Beauty and the Beast*

GUARDIAN

A MONSTER CALLS

THE HIT BROADWAY AND WEST END SHOW BACK ON TOUR

NOVEMBER 2019

GUARDIAN

APRIL HHHH HHHH The Times

Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em*

P26

TUE 12 – SAT 16 MAY 2020

Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg present

A BRAND NEW PRODUCTION

MAY

JUNE

‘THE GREATEST DISCO ANTHEMS EVER TO FILL A DANCE FLOOR’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

David Baddiel*

P10

SUN 16 FEB 2020

Priscilla Queen of the Desert*

P9

STARRING Fascinating Aida*

JOE MCFADDEN

Educating Rita

P10

SUN 23 FEB 2020

P27

MON 18 – SAT 23 MAY 2020

Sister Act*

P29

MON 25 – SAT 30 MAY 2020

MON 17 – SAT 22 FEB 2020 Starring

Buddy*

P30

MON 1 – SAT 6 JUN 2020

Brenda Edwards

Alan Menken Glenn Slater Cheri Steinkellner JUNE Douglas Carter Beane & Bill Steinkellner

FEBRUARY MARCH

Music by

Lyrics by

Book by

Additional Book Material

Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Joseph Howard Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd

Holes*

P11

WED 26 – SAT 29 FEB 2020

Brendan Cole Show Man*

P12

Newcastle

Opera North*

The Mousetrap*

P13

TUE 3 – SAT 7 MAR 2020

P31

MON 8 – SAT 13 JUN 2020

We Will Rock You*

P32

MON 15 – SAT 20 JUN 2020

SIX*

JUNE

P14-15

WED 11 – SAT 21 MAR 2020

MARCH

Rambert*

P17

TUE 24 – THU 26 MAR 2020

PRISCILLATOUR18_M_017 Newcastle Brochure_V2.indd 1

MON 30 MAR – SAT 4 APR 2020

P19

Acosta Danza*

TUE 7 – WED 8 APR 2020

Carrying David

THU 9 – FRI 10 APR 2020

P34

MON 29 JUN – SAT 4 JUL 2020

24/01/2019 10:09

P18

JULY

Once*

P10

FRI 27 – SAT 28 MAR 2020

APRIL

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie* 2

Stewart Lee*

P20

Cover: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

RSC 2020 Season*

JULY

Billionaire Boy

THEATRE

Company

P33

MON 22 – SAT 27 JUN 2020

SUN 1 MAR 2020

MARCH

MUSICAL

P35

WED 15 – SAT 18 JUL 2020

AUGUST

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

P36

TUE 21 – SAT 25 JUL 2020

...AND LOTS MORE

Beautiful

P38

The Drifters Girl

P39

Quiz

P40

The Book of Mormon*

P41

TUE 18 – SAT 22 AUG 2020 SAT 5 – SAT 19 SEP 2020

The Addams Family

THU 30 JUL – SAT 8 AUG 2020

P37

Peppa Pig - Best Day Ever P36 WED 12 – THU 13 AUG 2020

MON 21 – SAT 26 SEP 2020

WED 30 SEP – SAT 24 OCT 2020


For the first time ever the spellbinding pantomime Beauty and the Beast comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal in a spectacular and enchanting production for all the family, with legendary

Theatre Royal panto stars Danny Adams, Clive Webb and Chris Hayward. Join them on a magical adventure to help the beautiful Belle on her quest to unleash the Beauty within the Beast.

Tue 26 Nov 2019 – Sun 19 Jan 2020 Tickets from £14 (£2 off u16 in some price bands)

Relaxed perf Tue 14 Jan, 12 noon

Times: Tue – Sat 2pm & 7pm (24 & 31 Dec 1pm & 5pm), Sun 1pm & 5pm. Mon 23 & 30 Dec only, 2pm & 7pm. (No perf 20 & 25 Dec, 1 Jan. No 2pm Tue 7, 16 or 17 Jan)

Running time 2hrs 25mins approx

Audio Described & Captioned perf Tue 10 Dec, 7pm Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

4

This is a family show with bangs, flashes and strobe lighting, a couple of scary moments, a bit of panto innuendo (never intended to offend) – and some very old jokes

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

5


Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, a tale of love, friendship and identity is irresistibly told through the timeless hits of ABBA. Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face

with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget! Every day’s a holiday at Mamma Mia!, so have the time of your life at the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical. Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

Wed 22 Jan – Sat 8 Feb 2020 Tickets from £26.00

Running time 2hrs 35mins

Evenings 7.30pm

Recommended PG. Contains flashing lights

Matinees Tue 2pm (28 Jan only), Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Audio Described & Captioned perf Sat 25 Jan, 2.30pm

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

6

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

7


Scottish Ballet’s 50th anniversary year comes to a spectacular close with the world premiere of The Snow Queen. This glittering new production is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved tale – which was also the basis for Frozen. It will be set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, performed live by the full Scottish Ballet Orchestra. From the bustle of a winter’s market to the shivers of a fairytale forest, take a journey to the

Snow Queen’s palace, where you’ll find her surrounded by the icy fragments of an enchanted mirror. Along the way you’ll meet a colourful cast of characters, from young lovers parted by a spell to a circus ringmaster with a few tricks up his sleeve. Choreographed by Christopher Hampson and designed by the award-winning Lez Brotherston, this story of love and friendship is sure to delight the whole family. Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

Wed 12 – Sat 15 Feb 2020

ner Starring Strictly Win

Joe McFadden

The iconic musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is coming to Newcastle!

heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.

Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden, Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a

With more glitter than ever before, this smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including Hot Stuff, I Will Survive, I Love the Nightlife and Finally! Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

Mon 17 – Sat 22 Feb 2020 Tickets from £19.50

Running time 2hrs 20mins

Tickets from £15.50

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Evenings 7.30pm, Fri 8.30pm

Recommended age 13+

Evenings 7.30pm

Running time 1hr 45mins

Matinees Fri 5pm, Sat 2.30pm

Contains strong language and adult content

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

8

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

9


Sun 16 Feb 2020

Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

Tickets £30.50 (no Friends’ discount) Evening 7.30pm Running time 2hrs 30mins Recommended age 14+ Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

STEWART LEE:

SNOWFLAKE/TORNADO

DAVID JOHNSON & JOHN MACKAY PRESENT

A double-bill of two new 60 minute sets, back to back nightly from ‘the world’s greatest living stand-up’ (Times). Tornado questions Stew’s position in the comedy marketplace after Netflix mistakenly lists his show as ‘reports of sharks falling from the skies are on the rise again. Nobody on the Eastern Seaboard is safe.’ Snowflake questions Stew’s worth in a society demolishing the liberal values he has been keen to espouse in a fairy-tale landscape of winter wonder.

Sun 23 Feb 2020

Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

Fri 27 – Sat 28 Mar 2020

Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

Stanley Yelnats can’t catch a break. Born into a family cursed with bad luck, it comes as no surprise when he finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Sent to a labour camp as punishment, he is tasked with digging one hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, every day. He’s told it is to build ‘character’. But the tyrannical Warden is definitely hiding something. How will Stanley and his fellow inmates deal with her demands, her

two cronies, plus the fearsome rattlesnakes and yellow-spotted lizards? And will Stanley and his new friends unearth what’s really going on? Holes is the brilliant, inventive and creative new stage show based on the multi-award-winning novel and the Hollywood blockbuster. This hit production is a thrilling and off-beat comedy adventure and is perfect for adults and children aged 8 and up.

Tickets £26.00 (no Friends’ discount)

Tickets £26.00 (no Friends’ discount)

Evening 7.30pm

Evening 7.30pm

Wed 26 – Sat 29 Feb 2020

Running time 2hrs approx

Running time 2hrs 20mins approx

Tickets from £14.00

Matinees Wed, Thu 10am & 1.30pm, Sat 2pm

Recommended age 14+

Recommended age 14+

Evenings Fri & Sat 7pm

Running time 2hrs 15mins. Recommended age 8+

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk

(calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

(calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

(calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

11


PMB Presentations presents

GROUPS AT THEATRE ROYAL

ON MAGAZINE

Expect every style of ballroom and Latin dance from Brendan Cole and his championship dancers, performed to the music and songs of the greatest legends and contemporary artistes. A live band and local choir add the wow factor to this thrilling extravaganza, brought to you by the ultimate Show Man.

Sun 1 Mar 2020

Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

Tickets from £19.50 Evening 7.30pm

Tue 3 & Fri 6 Mar, 7.00pm

Get advance notification and priority booking after Friends; extended reservation periods with flexible payment terms and exclusive backstage tours amongst other benefits.

STREET SCENE

‘I have had nothing but superb service from the Group Sales team, they have always been extremely helpful, and have recommended events which have been well received by my work colleagues. 5 stars from me’. Richard Robinson, Environment Agency Groups can save up to £4.50 per ticket at Theatre Royal. Find out more at theatreroyal.co.uk/visit/groups, contact Group Sales on 08448 11 21 22* or email groupbookings@theatreroyal.co.uk *Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge

Matinee 2.30pm

Wed 4 & Sat 7 Mar, 7.00pm

Thu 5 Mar, 7.30pm

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

THE TURN OF THE SCREW

WEILL

MOZART

BRITTEN

On a stiflingly hot New York summer’s day, one family’s lives are changed forever. Opera rubs shoulders with jazz and the jitterbug in this must-see evening of musical theatre.

Figaro and Susanna are getting married, but trouble clouds the horizon. Mozart’s joyous farce of mistaken identity is bursting at the seams with wit and invention in this hit production.

In a remote country house, a newly-appointed governess fights to protect two children from menacing spirits. This spine-chilling ghost story will have you on the edge of your seat.

New Production Lasts approx 2hrs 45mins Sung in English

The Telegraph Lasts approx 3hrs Sung in English

Tue 3 – Sat 7 Mar 2020

The Times Lasts approx 2hrs 15mins Sung in English Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

Tickets from £18.50, Friends’ discount 10%, Under 30s £10

Captioned perf Street Scene, Tue 3 Mar 2020, 7.00pm

Under 18s 50% off, excluding gallery, when accompanied by a full paying adult – up to 4 per adult

Pre-show talks Tue 3 Mar 6pm, Thu 5 Mar 6.30pm & Fri 6 Mar 6pm. Tickets are free but must be pre-booked

Running time 2hrs 20mins approx Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk

(calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

(calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

(calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

FRIENDS

SAVE10% See page 28

13

Photography by Guy Farrow

‘STRICTLY FANS OR NOT, THIS IS A SHOW THAT HAS TO BE SEEN’

It’s true, groups get more!


2020 SEASON ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★

WED 11 MAR, 7.30PM SAT 14 MAR, 7.30PM FRI 20 MAR, 7.30PM SAT 21 MAR, 1.30PM

DAILY TELEGRAPH

WHATSONSTAGE

MAIL ON SUNDAY

THE STAGE

EVENING STANDARD

THE SUNDAY TIMES

GUARDIAN

FINANCIAL TIMES

THE TIMES

THU 12 MAR, 7.30PM FRI 13 MAR, 7.30PM SAT 14 MAR, 1.30PM THU 19 MAR, 7.30PM

Direct from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Theatre Royal with a season of exhilarating Shakespeare plays bursting with contemporary resonance. Opening the season is Shakespeare’s dark comedy, Measure for Measure. Directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran, this intense and compelling production is shockingly relevant for today. Following this, an imaginative new take on Shakespeare’s

riotous comedy As You Like It, directed by Kimberley Sykes; come on a journey of laughter, romance and self-discovery. Completing the season is The Taming of The Shrew, directed by Justin Audibert. The ultimate battle of the sexes is turned on its head in a fresh and funny portrayal of gender politics. Join us for one, join us for all. It’s going to be quite a season. The RSC Access programme is supported by Virgin Media as part of its commitment to transform lives through digital technology.

Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

TUE 17 MAR, 7.30PM WED 18 MAR, 7.30PM THU 19 MAR, 1.30PM SAT 21 MAR, 7.30PM

Wed 11 – Sat 21 Mar 2020 Tickets from £16.00 16-25 yr olds limited number of £5 tickets available All running times approximately 3hrs Semi-integrated BSL perf Fri 13 Mar 7.30pm (As You Like It) Captioned & Audio Described perfs Sat 14 Mar 1.30pm (As You Like It), Touch Tour 11.30am. Sat 21 Mar 1.30pm (Measure For Measure), Touch Tour 11.30am Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

14

Audio Described only perf Wed 18 Mar 7.30pm (The Taming of the Shrew), Touch Tour 5.30pm Captioned only perf Thu 19 Mar 1.30pm (The Taming of the Shrew) Free Post-show Q&A Fri 13 Mar (As You Like It – BSL interpreted), Wed 18 Mar (The Taming of the Shrew), Fri 20 Mar (Measure For Measure)

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

15


The inventor The battler The dreamer

Wayne McGregor

Marion Motin

Hofesh Shechter

TAKE CENTRE STAGE INTRODUCING THE NEW VOLVO XC40. Modern Scandinavian design. Intuitive technology. Smart storage.

CAR OF THE YEAR 2019

Simplify life on the road with the Volvo XC40 – our newest compact SUV and winner of What Car? Car of the Year 2019.

World-leading contemporary dance company Rambert presents moments of breakthrough from three great, distinctive choreographers.

Mill

Part of

www.millnortheast.co.uk

Harrogate Stockton Grimbald Crag Road, Preston Farm Business St James Retail Park Park, Avro Close, Stockton Knaresborough HG5 8PY on Tees TS18 3SG 01423 798600 01642 673251

Sunderland Unit 2 Hylton Grange Wessington Way, Sunderland SR5 3HR 0191 5162800

Newcastle Scotswood Road Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 6BZ 0191 2748200

Image: Ben Hopper; Created & Styled: Stefan Campbell

Family SUV

PreSentient, an early work from Wayne McGregor, showcasing the extended lines that have become the inventive dance-maker’s trademarks.

Rouge, from hip-hop battler Marion Motin. Best known for her videos for Christine and the Queens and Dua Lipa, she has never worked with a contemporary dance company, until now. In your rooms, a powerful blend of the personal and political that catapulted Hofesh Shechter onto the world stage in 2007. Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

Tue 24 – Thu 26 Mar 2020 Tickets from £14.00

Matinee Thu 2pm

Evenings 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 20mins. Contains strobe lighting Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

17


D A N C E

PROJECT A ACTOR TRAINING

C O N S O R T I U M P R E S E N T A C O S TA D A N Z A E V O L U T I O N

DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★

FULL TIME – PROFESSIONAL AFFORDABLE – PROVEN SUCCESS Project A is a one year, full time, actor training programme led by an Artistic Director and supported by leading industry specialists. Delivered from within Newcastle Theatre Royal over 3 terms, participants gain professional standard actor training, culminating in a full scale Studio production. Over 90% of our graduates go on to work professionally as an actor within 6 months of graduation. Who can apply?: Applications are open to young people between the age of 18 & 25

THE TIMES

FINANCIAL TIMES

THE INDEPENDENT

A C O S TA D A N Z A

THE STAGE

★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ TIME OUT

WHATSONSTAGE

ATTITUDE

DAILY EXPRESS

Applications: Applications open on 1 January 2020 and close on 31 May 2020 Selection process: Auditions are by appointment in June/July 2020 with places offered by 31 July 2020 Course dates: September 2020 – July 2021 Cost: £1,650 (bursary places are available)

International ballet superstar Carlos Acosta and his critically acclaimed Cuban company Acosta Danza perform a programme of new and existing works. Acosta makes a guest appearance in the iconic Rooster, choreographed by Christopher Bruce to music by the Rolling Stones. The company also perform new work Paysage, Soudain, la nuit by Pontus Lidberg, Impronta by Spanish choreographer Maria Rovira and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui completes the bill with masterpiece Faun.

The smash-hit musical comes to Theatre Royal Newcastle, featuring West End star Layton Williams and EastEnders’ much-loved Shane Richie as Hugo/Loco Chanelle both reprising their roles from the critically acclaimed West End production. Funny, fabulous and feelgood, this is the musical sensation for all the family and not to be missed!

Produced by Sadler’s Wells and Valid Productions. Co-produced with Birmingham Hippodrome; The Lowry, Salford and Norwich Theatre Royal. Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Evenings 7.30pm Running time 1hr 30mins Audio Described perf Wed 8 Apr, 7.30pm Post Show Q&A with company members Tue 7 Apr

Find out more at ntrproject-a.co.uk projecta@theatreroyal.co.uk

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

Mon 30 Mar – Sat 4 Apr 2020

Original West End cast

Tickets from £22.50

Rooster © Alastair Muir. Faun © Toti Ferrer.

Tue 7 – Wed 8 Apr 2020

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

Tickets from £16.50

Running time 2hrs 40mins. Recommended age 12+

Evenings 7.30pm

Contains strong language and mild sexual references

Matinees Thu 2pm & Sat 2.30pm

Audio Described & Captioned perf Sat 4 Apr, 2.30pm

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

19


Wisecrack Productions present

‘SUPERB...IT HAS EMOTION AND HEART, YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A BOXING FAN TO ENJOY THIS’

PERFORMING TRIBUTES TO THE GREATEST AWARD WINNING SONGS AND MOVIES

REMEMBERING

GLORIA ESTEFAN’S HIT MUSICAL

THE OSCARS ALJAŽ

STARRING

AND

®

JANETTE

“THE RHYTHM REALLY DOES GET YOU”

HHHH DAILY MAIL

HHHH GUARDIAN

GUARDIAN

HHHH WHATSONSTAGE

SUNDAY SUN

Get ready to celebrate the Oscar winning songs in this exhilarating new dance spectacular with Strictly’s favourite couple, Aljaz and Janette.

By Ed Waugh Starring Micky Cochrane Directed by Russell Floyd From the writer and director of Hadaway Harry comes another North East classic. Inspired by his terminally ill brother, Glenn McCrory became the very first world champion boxer from the North East of England in 1989. Carrying David is a funny and heartbreaking true life story of two brothers: one fighting for world glory, the other fighting for his life.

Thu 9 – Fri 10 Apr 2020

Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

This incredible new production will take you from Disney family favourites, through to the Golden Ages of Hollywood and Bollywood, with a cast of amazing singers and dancers and stunning stage designs, costumes and huge LED screen. Don’t worry if you can’t attend the Oscars this year, this dazzling spectacular promises you the next best thing!

Sat 11 Apr 2020

Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

BOOK BY

ALEXANDER DINELARIS

D MACHINE

EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN & MIAMI SOUN D BY SERGIO TRUJILLO APHE CHOREOGR DIRECTED BY JERRY MITCHELL

FEATURING MUSIC PRODUCED AND RECORDED BY

Direct from London and featuring many of the original West End cast, this ‘exhilarating extravaganza’ (Whatsonstage) is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom. Featuring all of their smash hits including Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Conga, Get On Your Feet, Don’t Want To Lose You Now, Dr.Beat and 1-2-3.

Starring Philippa Stefani (RENT, In the Heights, Grease), as Gloria Estefan, George Ioannides (Annie, Mamma Mia!, An Officer and a Gentleman) as Emilio Estefan, Madalena Alberto (Evita, Cats, Les Misérables) as Gloria Fajardo and Karen Mann (Sister Act, Fiddler on the Roof, Sweeney Todd) as Consuelo. Don’t miss this ‘glorious night out with Gloria’ (Daily Mail)!

Tickets from £10.00

Tickets from £22.50

Evenings 7.30pm

Evening 7.30pm

Matinee Fri 2.30pm

Matinee 2.30pm

Mon 13 – Sat 18 Apr 2020

Running time 2hrs

Running time 2hrs 20mins

Tickets from £23.00

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Recommended age 12+, brief strong language

Contains flashing lights. Recorded music

Evenings 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 30mins. Contains flashing lights

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk

(calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

(calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

(calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

21


A NEW ADVENTURES PRODUCTION

EVENING STANDARD

THE GUARDIAN

FINANCIAL TIMES

METRO

BASED ON THE FILM BY MICHAEL POWELL AND EMERIC PRESSBURGER AND THE HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN FAIRY-TALE MUSIC BY BERNARD HERRMANN

THE TIMES

Photography: Johan Persson

A sell-out before its world premiere tour opened in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns, having won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences and critics across the UK and the USA. The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a

‘A FEAST FOR THE EYE. THE RED SHOES WILL BE DANCING FOR YEARS TO COME’ THE OBSERVER

Early booking is highly recommended for the show’s much anticipated return. Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Tue 21 Apr – Sat 2 May 2020 Tickets from £19.50

Running time 1hr 50mins

Evenings 7.30pm

Recommended age 12+

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Contains strobes, gunshots, smoke and haze effects

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

22

battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. Set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Paul Groothuis.

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

23


THE OLIVIER AWARD - WINNING SHOW DIRECT FROM THE WEST END

‘HEARTBREAKING, SPECTACULAR, SOARING.

TAGE ON S

SUPPORT US Join the Business Members and Sponsors of the Theatre Royal. If you’re looking to raise your profile, reward your staff, entertain clients and communicate key messages to your market, the Theatre Royal offers the perfect stage. For details contact michelle.hardie@theatreroyal.co.uk or call 0191 244 2599.

Adapted from the bestselling books by

Based on the books by Kes Gray and Jim Field. Published by Hachette Children’s Group

LIVE

A MONSTER HIT’ The Times

Frog is looking for a place to sit, but Cat has other ideas and Dog is doing as he’s told. Little do any of them know that chaos is coming... Join Frog, Cat and Dog in this new action-packed stage adaptation of Kes Gray and Jim Field’s bestselling books. Expect songs, puppets, laughs and more rhymes than you can shake a chime at. oifrogandfriendslive.com

Fri 8 – Sat 9 May 2020

Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Patrick Ness’s piercing novel A Monster Calls is brought vividly to life in the Olivier award-winning production by visionary director Sally Cookson. Thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum have managed just fine since his dad moved away. But now his mum is sick and not getting any better. His grandmother won’t stop interfering and the kids at school won’t look him in the eye.

Then, one night, Conor is woken by something at his window. A monster has come walking. It’s come to tell Conor tales from when it walked before. And when it’s finished, Conor must tell his own story and face his deepest fears. From the critically acclaimed bestseller, A Monster Calls offers a dazzling insight into love, life and healing. Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Tickets £12.00

Wed 6 – Sat 9 May 2020

Matinees Fri 1.30pm, 4.30pm & Sat 10.30am

Tickets from £16.00

Running time 2hrs 20mins. Recommended age 10+

Running time 55 mins

Evenings Wed & Thu 7pm, Fri & Sat 7.30pm

Contains strobes, flashing lights, smoke and haze

Recommended age 3+

Matinees Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Audio Described and Captioned perf Sat 9 May, 2.30pm

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk

(calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

(calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

25


Written & Directed by Guy Unsworth Based on the TV series by Raymond Allen

Starring

Joe Pasquale Images of original cast

Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house down, quite literally, as Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em hits the road with Joe Pasquale as the lovable Frank Spencer.

Susie Blake (Coronation Street, The Victoria Wood Show) stars as his disapproving Mother-in-Law and Sarah Earnshaw as his long-suffering wife Betty.

Betty has exciting news for Frank, but he’s preoccupied by possible newfound fame as a magician. With guests arriving for dinner and crossed wires all round, priceless misunderstandings are on the menu.

Based on the 1970s classic TV comedy by Ray Allen and directed by the award-winning Guy Unsworth, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is the ultimate feel-good night out. Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Tue 12 – Sat 16 May 2020

The best British comedy ever comes to Newcastle. When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her.

This hilarious and heart-warming comedy won the Olivier Award when it was produced in London’s West End by the RSC and was adapted into the multi award-winning film which starred Julie Walters and Michael Caine.

Her tutor Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and dedicated drunk, who’s less than enthusiastic about taking Rita on but when these two people come together they soon realise how much they have to teach each other.

Written by one of our greatest ever playwrights Willy Russell and starring one of our best loved actors Stephen Tompkinson as Frank and introducing Jessica Johnson as Rita. This production directed by Max Roberts of Live Theatre has garnered rave reviews. Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Mon 18 – Sat 23 May 2020 Tickets from £16.00

Running time 2hrs 20mins

Tickets from £16.00

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Evenings 7.30pm

Contains some strong Language

Evenings 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs. Recommended age 5+

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

26

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

27


Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg present

A BRAND NEW PRODUCTION

Starring

Music by

Alan Menken Additional Book Material

Lyrics by

Brenda Edwards

Glenn Slater

Douglas Carter Beane

Book by

Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner

Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture “Sister Act” written by Joseph Howard Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd

Returning with a brand-new production – the Broadway, West End and UK smash-hit musical is back! Produced by Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg and starring Brenda Edwards (Hairspray, Chicago, Loose Women) in the especially rewritten role of Deloris Van Cartier.

& GET THE BEST SEATS FIRST Our Friends membership is the best membership deal in theatre. It also makes a great gift! Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

To find out more or become a member visit theatreroyal.co.uk or call 0191 244 2511.

Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust is an independent registered charity (No. 504473) operating not-for-profit and we receive no revenue funding. Becoming a Friend is a great way to both enjoy and support the Theatre Royal.

‘Reinventing the role of Deloris for an older actor is something that I have always wanted to do. To have the amazingly talented Brenda

Edwards play her is going to be a real thrill. It’s Sister Act the way Sister Act should be!’ Whoopi Goldberg. Featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted), dazzling dance routines and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, Sister Act is the funniest and funkiest musical around. It’s gonna be Fabulous, Baby! Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Mon 25 – Sat 30 May 2020 Tickets from £22.50

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Evenings 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 20mins. Recommended age 14+ Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

29


Keep any type or title treatments out of the margin (10mm).

THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL ROCK & ROLL MUSICAL E C T FR RETURNS TO DIR NEWCASTLE FOROM THE FIRST TIME IN 7 YEARS LONDO LON DO N ’ S W E S T END

SUSPECT EVERYONE

‘THE SHOW YOU WILL

NEVER FORGET’ DAILY MAIL

Based on the best-selling novel by

Spangler

Khaled Hosseini

30 ★★★★★ Directed by Giles

Croft

TERRIFIC YEARS! ‘the best page-to-stage show since War Horse’

THE STAGE SEEN BY OVER 22 MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

This sensational multi award-winning West End Featuring two terrific hours of the greatest show triumphantly returns to Theatre Royal as songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day, “There is alandmark way to be good again” Tour. on the war twoChantilly childhood Oh Boy,verge RaveofOn, Lawhere Bamba, Lace, part of its 30th Anniversary friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a Johnny B. Goode, Raining In My Heart, Direct from the West End, this haunting tale of Forget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly beautiful afternoon Kabulmany and the skies Everyday, Shout andinmany more, friendship follows one Experience man’s journey confront Story is FEEL GREAT! the to drama, are full of the excitement and joy of a kite this show is just Peggy Sue-perb! his past and and excitement find redemption. passion as a cast of flying tournament. But neither boy can foresee Single page trim size: 148mm (h), plus 3mm successful on all sides phenomenally actors and musicians tell(w) x 210mm Book now for the most Rock & Roll Based on the talented bestselling novel, The Kite the terrible incident which will shatter their Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to Musical of all time! Single page copy area: 128mm (w) x 65mm (h) Runner begins in Afghanistan, a divided country lives forever. fame, to his final legendary performance at ‘Joyous! I love this show!’ Sunday Express. Layered photoshop files to be supplied The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.

Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Mon 30 Apr – Sat 5 May 2018 Mon 1 –Note Satthis 6 Jun Tickets from £14.50 Running timeat 2hrs copy 2020 area should always be positioned the40mins bottom of the page. As per this Running example. Recommended 14+, shocking scenes time 2hrs 35mins

Evenings 7.30pm Tickets from £16.00

Matinees 7.30pm. Thu 2pm,Matinees Sat 2.30pm Evenings Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Captioned & Audio Described perf Sat 65 Jun, May,2.30pm 2.30pm Audio Described & Captioned

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

30

Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Keep any type or title treatments out of the margin (10mm).

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

25

Keep any type or title treatments out of the margin (10mm).

Keep any type or title treatments out of the margin (10mm).

Adapted by Matthew

AGATHA CHRISTIE’S

‘ONE OF THE MOST SKILLFULLY WRITTEN MURDER MYSTERIES EVER PRODUCED’ New York Times

The Mousetrap has become the longest running show of any kind in the world by keeping audiences on the edge of their seat in this masterful whodunit by the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie. A snowstorm closes in on a guest house, trapping a group of strangers

inside with a murderer... who is it and why have they come to Monkswell Manor? Experience the mystery and suspense of one of Agatha Christie’s greatest plays, and remember – keep the secret! Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Mon 8 – Sat 13 Jun 2020 Tickets from £16.00

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Evenings 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 30mins Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

31


! 20 20 ED D D! AD DE K AD EE K W EE A W TR A EX TR – EX 19 19 20 T T 20 OUOU LDLD SOSO

IT’S REIGNING QUEENS - HALLELUJAH!

Phil McIntyre Entertainment, Queen Theatrical Productions and Tribeca Theatrical Productions present

HHHHH

‘A KIND OF MAGIC.

SPECTACULAR. MAGNIFICO!’

EVENING STANDARD

DIVORCED • BEHEADED • LIVE!

The Sun

The worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton returns following a sold out run in 2019. The multi-million-pound show dazzles all the senses in breath-taking style. Guaranteed to blow your mind, this musical phenomenon is not to be missed!

LONDON ★ NEW YORK ★ CHICAGO ★ SYDNEY ★ NEWCASTLE

Since 2002 over 16 million theatergoers in 19 counties have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production. With 24 of Queen’s biggest hits delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the bands’ legendary live performances. Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Mon 15 – Sat 20 Jun 2020

Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out international smash hit ‘SIX’ is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over!

historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of

It’s time they told their story. Think you know the rhyme, think again... Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE! Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Mon 22 – Sat 27 Jun 2020 Tickets from £15.00

Running time 80 mins (no interval)

Tickets from £22.50

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Evenings 8pm

Recommended age 10+

Evenings 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 20mins

Matinees Fri 5pm, Sat 2.30pm

Contains flashing lights

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

32

Image featuring the West End cast

‘THE MOST UPLIFTING NEW BRITISH MUSICAL I HAVE EVER HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO WATCH’

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

33


ONCE

MUSIC & LYRICS

BOOK

ENDA WALSH GLEN HANSARD & MARKETA IRGLOVA BASED ON THE MOTION PICTURE WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY

JOHN CARNEY

HHHHH

‘THIS IS THE MOST UNIQUE MUSICAL IN TOWN. SEEING IT ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH’ Once may not be enough for you to see this multi award-winning Broadway and West End hit musical. Based on the critically acclaimed and much-loved film, you will meet (and never forget) two lost souls – a Dublin street busker and a Czech musician – who find each other unexpectedly and fall in love. You will fall in love, too, with this brilliant and beautiful musical, filled

with live music, from lush ballads to barnstorming reels. Once is a spell-binding and uplifting story of hopes and dreams. This is Once’s first major UK tour having won awards across the world, including the Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, eight Tony awards and an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music. Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Mon 29 Jun – Sat 4 Jul 2020 Tickets from £16.50

Running time 2hrs 20mins

Evenings 7.30pm

Recommended age 10+, strong language

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

34

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

© and TM – David Walliams/HarperCollins Publishers Ltd/Tony Ross/Quentin Blake

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Joe Spud is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country! He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. So he decides to leave his posh school and start at the local comp. But things don’t go

Wed 15 – Sat 18 Jul 2020

as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries to find what money can’t buy! From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny and Horrible Histories comes this amazing new production of David Walliams' best-selling story! Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Tickets from £16.00 (family ticket available)

Matinees Wed & Thu 1.30pm, Sat 11am & 2.30pm

Evenings 7pm

Running time 2hrs 10mins . Recommended age 5+ Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

35


An amateur production from

Newcastle

MUSICAL

EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

THEATRE

DAILY MAIL

THE SCOTSMAN

COMING TO NEWCASTLE! JOIN THE FAMILY

Company

Hans Christian Andersen

Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever! Showing at the Theatre Royal for the first time in over 25 years, this musical storybook brings Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tales to life including The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, and The Little Mermaid. Based on the beloved 1952 motion picture, Hans is a struggling cobbler in Denmark who is better at crafting stories than shoes. A magical journey for both adults and children with music from legendary composer Frank Loesser.

Tue 21 – Sat 25 Jul 2020

Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Tickets from £13.00 (no Friends’ discount)

Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more! Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans!

Wed 12 – Thu 13 Aug 2020

Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN & RICK ELICE Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA Based on Characters Created by CHARLES ADDAMS Presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036, www.theatricalrights.com

Look who’s moved into the neighbourhood! Everyone’s favourite kooky family are coming to Newcastle in this spectacular musical comedy. Wednesday Addams is all grown up and has a shocking secret; she's fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. When the two families meet for dinner, will

Gomez keep his daughter’s secret from his cherished Morticia, or will there be hilarious consequences? Join them, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship... with a twist! Featuring a live orchestra and extraordinary original score The Addams Family is sure to entertain whether you are 12 or 312!

Evenings 7pm

Tickets from £14.50 (£2 off under 16, family ticket available)

Thu 30 Jul – Sat 8 Aug 2020

Matinees Thu, Fri & Sat 2pm

Matinees 10am, 1pm & 4pm

Tickets from £16.50

Matinees Thu 2pm (6 Aug only), Sat 2.30pm

Running time 2hrs approx

Running time 1hr 20mins

Evenings 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 35mins

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk

(calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

(calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

(calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

37


Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Olivier award-winning West End and Broadway show is coming to Newcastle! The chart-topping music legend was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit song-writing team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship

with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. She wrote countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Take Good Care of My Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might as Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof, and The Locomotion. Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Tue 18 – Sat 22 Aug 2020

Making its world premiere here at Newcastle Theatre Royal prior to its much anticipated transfer to London’s West End, discover the remarkable story of The Drifters, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, and the truth about the woman who made them. Beverley Knight stars as Faye Treadwell, the legendary manager of The Drifters, who, alongside her husband, fought for three

decades to turn Atlantic Records’ hottest vocal group into a global phenomenon. With an unbelievable soundtrack of some of the most iconic songs in history including Save the Last Dance for Me, Under the Boardwalk, Kissin’ in the Back Row of the Movies, Stand by Me, Come on Over to My Place and Saturday Night at the Movies.

Sat 5 – Sat 19 Sep 2020

Tickets from £23.00

Running time 2hrs 30mins

Tickets from £16.00

Running time tbc

Evenings 7.30pm

Audio Described & Captioned perf Sat 22 Aug, 2.30pm

Evenings 7.30pm

Recommended PG. Contains flashing lights

Matinees Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

38

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm (not Sat 5 Sep)

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

39


HHHH

“JUSTICE BECOMES A GAME OF NAIL-BITINGDAILYENTERTAINMENT” TELEGRAPH

THE COUGHING MAJOR MILLIONAIRE SCANDAL

THE CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE PRODUCTION

A new play by James Graham Directed by Daniel Evans

Quiz is a fictional imagination based on real events which took place in 2001 following an episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? It is not in any way connected with the makers of the programme or any of the individuals portrayed.

Mon 21 – Sat 26 Sep 2020 Tickets from £16.00

Running time 2hrs 15mins

Evenings 7.30pm

Contains strong language & flashing lights

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

40

NORTHERN ECHO

It’s time for you to decide. This exciting, fun and interactive thriller comes direct from a sell-out run in the West End.

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

Design by AKA. Photo of Original West End cast, 2018

April 2003. Army Major Charles Ingram, his wife and coughing accomplice are convicted for cheating on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The evidence is damning. The nation is gripped by the sheer audacity of the plot to snatch the £1,000,000 jackpot. But was he really guilty?

“JAW-DROPPINGLY, SCANDALOUSLY FUNNY” This outrageous musical comedy from the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Bobby Lopez, co-writer of Avenue Q and Frozen, follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent on a

mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Now with sold out productions in London, on Broadway, North America, Melbourne and Sydney, The Book of Mormon has become a worldwide sensation.

Wed 30 Sep – Sat 24 Oct 2020 Tickets from £17.50

Running time 2hrs 30mins. Recommended PG.

Evenings 7.30pm

Contains strong language, adult themes, flashing lights

Matinees Fri & Sat 2.30pm

Audio Described & Captioned perf Sat 10 Oct, 2,30pm

Box Office 08448 11 21 21 theatreroyal.co.uk (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

FRIENDS

SAVE20% See page 28

41


PAGES On the Page Creative script writing classes for those who have a burning idea they have yet to get down on paper to those who need a little help fine-tuning a draft.

IN THE WINGS Workshops for Young People Whether your child is interested in acting, looking to make new friends and build confidence or just wants to have fun performing, our classes are a creative outlet for them to develop, learn and grow. Each term, our young participants explore a variety of theatre skills in a fun and inclusive way before sharing work in our Studio showback performances.* Cost for term: £65 Term Duration: 10 sessions Please note, there will be a mid-term break from 17-22 Feb when no sessions will be delivered.

Thursdays 7.00-8.30pm Starting 30 Jan Ends 12 Mar Cost for term: £50 Term Duration: 6 weeks

5-7 Years (A) Saturdays 9.30-11.00am Starting 18 Jan Ends 28 Mar 5-7 Years (B) Saturdays 12.00-1.30pm Starting 18 Jan Ends 28 Mar 8-11 Years Fridays 5.00-6.30Pm Starting 17 Jan Ends 27 Mar 12-15 Years Wednesdays 6.30-8.00pm Starting 15 Jan Ends 25 Mar *Showbacks only apply to our young people’s classes. Please note that tickets for the show back performances in session 10 cost £3 each. Per person purchase limits apply. Further details can be found on our website.

Off the Page Fun, informal and sociable script reading sessions where we provide the tea and scripts!

FIRST ACT – STAGES & PAGES Workshops for Adults STAGES Our new programme with a clear pathway of progression. Develop performance skills, build confidence, meet new people and unleash your creative side!

Wednesdays 2.00-4.00pm Starting 29 Jan Ends 11 Mar Cost for term: £50 Term Duration: 6 weeks Please note, there will be a mid-term break from 17-22 Feb when no sessions will be delivered.

Act 1 – Beginners For anyone new to us or returning members who lack a little confidence. Act 2 – Intermediate For anyone who has attended our weekly sessions before or has past experience elsewhere. Cost for term: £70 Term Duration: 10 sessions Please note, there will be a mid-term break from 17-22 Feb when no sessions will be delivered. Act 1 Tuesdays 7.00-8.30pm Starting 14 Jan Ends 24 Mar Act 1 Thursdays 7.00-8.30pm Starting 16 Jan Ends 26 Mar Act 2 Wednesdays 7.00-8.30pm Starting 15 Jan Ends 25 Mar

42

For further information on any of our workshops please visit theatreroyal.co.uk/taking-part learning@theatreroyal.co.uk 0191 244 2593 To book a place visit theatreroyal.co.uk or contact 08448 11 21 21 (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

43


Access Information S MIT ADTWO

We have set up an Access Requirement Register in order to improve our service to you and help us provide the appropriate level of care you require whilst in our venue. It could also entitle you to a free ticket for your Personal Assistant (carer). You can join the Access Requirement Register by completing a form which is available from the Box Office, online at theatreroyal.co.uk/visit/access, by emailing access@theateroyal.co.uk or calling 0191 594 6619 (during office hours). The Access Requirement Register replaces the previous Cinema Exhibitors Association scheme, which we no longer accept. Personal Assistant tickets can now be booked online once you have signed up to the Access Requirement Register, but wheelchair spaces can only be reserved in person or by calling the Box Office. If you have joined our Access Requirement Register, please book tickets by calling our dedicated access line on 0191 594 6619. Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of our theatre. Sound enhancing headsets are available from our Stalls kiosk. You can also boost the volume of a performance using our induction headsets which work in conjunction with your hearing aid in the T position. There is an induction loop at Box Office and in the Olivier Suite. Text Relay Service is available at the Box Office, call 18001 0191 244 2596. There are eight spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium; four in the Stalls (depending on stage layout), two in the Grand Circle and two in the Upper Circle. There is lift access to all levels of the theatre. Please arrive 30 mins before a performance if you require lift access as our lift is often in constant demand at this time. There is an accessible toilet on all levels of the theatre. There is one Blue Badge parking space on Shakespeare Street and three on Hood Street. Additionally, most parking meters are free to Blue Badge holders.

44

Travel and Parking

Accessible Performances Touch Tours are available for some performances. Enquire at Box Office.

Find us Theatre Royal, 100 Grey Street, NE1 6BR

Live commentary provided via a headset for visually impaired patrons.

Metro T  ravel to Theatre Royal free on the Metro with your theatre ticket (up to two hours before and after the performance) – simply retain your theatre ticket for inspection by Metro Staff.

English text displayed on a captioning unit for deaf or hard of hearing patrons. Best viewed from the sides of the Grand Circle and selected seats in the Stalls. Some seats will be held until six weeks prior to the performance, so please book early. Audio Description and Captioning will be available at the following performances:

Guided Tours

Beauty and the Beast Tue 10 Dec 2019, 7pm

Join us front of house, backstage and on-stage as we take guided tours around this historical theatre.

Mamma Mia Sat 25 Jan 2020, 2.30pm Opera North – Street Scene Tue 3 Mar 2020, 7pm (CAP only) RSC 2020 Season See pg15 for details Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Sat 4 Apr 2020, 2.30pm Acosta Danza Wed 8 Apr 2020 (AD only), 7.30pm A Monster Calls Sat 9 May 2020, 2.30pm Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story Sat 6 Jun 2020, 2.30pm Beautiful Sat 22 Aug 2020, 2.30pm The Book of Mormon Sat 10 Oct 2020, 2.30pm

Relaxed Performances Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorders to give those who otherwise might feel excluded the chance to experience live theatre. Beauty and the Beast Tue 14 Jan 2020, 12pm. Tickets £9. For more information please call our Groups Sales Team on 08448 11 21 22. Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge.

7 Dec 2019, 10am 21 Dec 2019, 10am 1 Feb 2020, 10am 29 Feb 2020, 10am 4 Apr 2020, 10am 25 Apr 2020, 10am 16 May 2020, 10am Tickets: £10 per person Box Office 08448 11 21 21 Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge.

The New Short History of The Theatre Royal Written by popular local history author Vanessa Histon, it tells the story of the Theatre and the many great performers associated with it, from 1788 to the Theatre’s 175th birthday in 2012. The book is richly illustrated in full-colour and is available at the Box Office for £6.99 (20% off for Friends)

Gift Vouchers Theatre Royal Gift Vouchers are the perfect present for all. Please note: we no longer sell or accept national Theatre Tokens

Parking T  here is free parking after 5.00pm in selected car parks in association with NE1 – visit getintonewcastle.co.uk to find out more. Please note New Bridge St, Eldon Square and Manors car parks close at 10pm, Dean St car park sometimes has a long wait time on exit. There are NCP locations near Theatre Royal. Spaces can be prebooked at ncp.co.uk C  ycle stands are located on Grey Street (opposite Lloyd’s Bank). For advice on planning your cycle route to our venues visit Newcastle.cyclestreets.net. Detailed information on how to get to our venue can be found online.

Get in touch Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust Limited, 100 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BR Feedback: We really appreciate your comments and, where appropriate, will respond to them within ten working days. Contact us via feedback@theatreroyal.co.uk, a Feedback card available in the foyers or from the Box Office, or write to us at Theatre Royal, Freepost NT1108, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1BR. Keep in Touch: Sign up on the website to receive our e-newsletters and stay in touch with all our latest news, offers, pictures and competitions. Search for us on Facebook, tweet us @theatreroyalnew or follow us on Instagram @newcastletheatreroyal


Dedicated Access Line: If you have joined our Access Requirement Register, please call 0191 594 6619 to book. Online: theatreroyal.co.uk. Enquiries (not booking requests) can be sent to boxoffice@theatreroyal.co.uk

Information Postage: £1.50 charge for any tickets mailed out. Reprints: An admin fee of £1 will be charged to reprint lost, forgotten or unissued tickets. Friends of the Theatre Royal: 20% off, with occasional exceptions. 10% off Opera North. See p28 for more information. Superseats: Stalls row F and G. Lots of extra legroom... think business class! Partial View Seats: Theatre Royal is a historic building and the view from some seats can occasionally be restricted, given the scale of 21st century performances. The seats generally considered to be partial view are indicated on the seating plan though it does vary depending on the show. Front Row: Due to the nature of live productions, the front row of the Stalls may be subject to change even after tickets go on sale, without further notice. Group Bookings: We offer discounts for group bookers and a range of other benefits. See p12 for more info. Group Sales: 08448 11 21 22. Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge. Heritage & Refurbishment Fund: All ticket prices include a contribution to our Heritage & Refurbishment Fund which goes towards the preservation and upkeep of our historic building. 46

Refunds & Exchanges: Tickets cannot be refunded. At the management’s discretion, tickets may be exchanged up to 24hrs before a performance, subject to availability. Tickets must be for the same production and any difference in price must be paid, plus an exchange fee of £1.50 per ticket. Friends of the Theatre Royal and Advantage members can return tickets for credit up to 24hrs before a performance. Admission: Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance, which may not be until the interval. We reserve the right to refuse admission. Your Safety: We take the security of our venue very seriously and we want customers to feel confident to attend and enjoy live events. We will always be vigilant and entering our venue may take a little more time to allow for bag searches and heightened security measures. Prohibited items will be confiscated and not returned, see website for details. No Bag or Coat Storage: Please be aware there is no bag or coat storage. We strictly prohibit backpacks, holdalls, luggage, shopping bags and computer bags, and you will be refused entry with these items. Exceptions will be made for those with medical requirements and/or special needs. Consideration for Others: Please remember to switch off all mobile phones, pagers and other electronic equipment before entering the auditorium. The taking of photographs or recording in any media is strictly forbidden. We reserve the right to ask anyone causing a disturbance to other patrons or staff to leave the auditorium. We reserve the right not to re-admit. Our Data Promise: We are committed to protecting your privacy and data. Find our Data Promise at theatreroyal.co.uk. All details in this brochure are correct at time of going to press, errors and omissions excepted. We reserve the right to alter programme details without prior notice. Sales are subject to our terms and conditions which can be found in full at theatreroyal.co.uk

J

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 J

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 H

G

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 G

F

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 F

E

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 E

D 4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 D

GALLERY (PARTIAL VIEW) C A

2

3

4

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

B

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13

5

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 C 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 B 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

29 30 31 32 A

AMPHITHEATRE

E G4

D

G3 G2

3

B

G1

4

3

5

4

6

5

6

BOX H

BOX J

H1 H2 H3

J1 J2 J3

F

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 F

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 E

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 D

C

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 C

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 B

K2

A

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 A

K1

K3

BOX K

Text Relay Service: Available at Box Office – call 18001 0191 244 2596.

H

UPPER CIRCLE BOX B

BOX C

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 G

3

4

5

6

7

BOX D

C1 C2 C3 C4

8

BOX E

D1 D2 D3 D4

E1 E2 E3 E4 E5

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

29 30 31 32 33 34 G

F

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

E

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

A4

D

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

A3

C

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 C

F3

B

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 B

F2

A

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

A2 A1

29 30 31 32 33 34 35 F 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 E 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 D

25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 A

F4 BOX F

Phone: 08448 11 21 21 Mon-Sat 9am-8pm and from one hour before curtain-up on Sundays and Bank holidays when there is a performance. Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge.

Seating Plan

BOX A

In Person: Mon-Sat 9am – 8pm (6pm on nights with no performance). On Sundays and Bank Holidays we open a minimum of one hour before curtain up.

Babies & Children: For certain shows children aged two and under are welcome, on purchase of a £2 Babes in Arms ticket, and must share a seat with you. Occasional exceptions apply. Babes in Arms are not permitted in the Gallery. For all other performances, we regret that children under three cannot be admitted into the auditorium. Children aged three and over must have a full, paid-for ticket.

BOX G

How to Book

F1

GRAND CIRCLE U

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 U

T

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 T

S

2

Q

2

N

2

L

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 S

R

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 R

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 Q

P

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 P

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 N

M 4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 M

3

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 L

K

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 K

J

4

5

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 J

H

6

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 H

G

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 G

F

7

8

E

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 F

7

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 E

D

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 D

C

8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 C

B

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 B A 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 A

STALLS STAGE

PRIORITY ON THESE SEATS IS GIVEN TO WHEELCHAIR USERS

SEATS WITH PARTIAL VIEW

ROW LETTERS

SUPERSEATS

This is a representative plan. Please note: Rows A in the Grand Circle and Upper Circle have tight leg room.

47


GLORIA ESTEFAN’S HIT MUSICAL “THE RHYTHM REALLY DOES GET YOU”

HHHH

HHHH

DAILY MAIL

BOOK BY

GUARDIAN

ALEXANDER DINELARIS

GUARDIAN

HHHH WHATSONSTAGE

HINE

D MAC EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN & MIAMI SOUN ILLO TRUJ IO CHOREOGRAPHED BY SERG HELL DIRECTED BY JERRY MITC

FEATURING MUSIC PRODUCED AND RECORDED BY

MON 13 – SAT 18 APR 2020

Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust Limited is an independent registered charity No. 504473 and a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 01217427 Design by Founded wearefounded.com

Profile for Newcastle Theatre Royal

Newcastle Theatre Royal Spring / Summer 2020 Brochure  

Newcastle Theatre Royal Spring / Summer 2020 Brochure  

Advertisement