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...Magical Musical

Autumn 2016 / Spring 2017

Mamma Mia! TUE 28 MAR – SAT 15 APR 2017 Mamma Mia! has been seen by 60 million people worldwide. There have been 49 productions of the show fashioned from the ABBA songbook. It has been seen in 16 different languages (including Swedish). Plus, of course, there was the massively successful movie starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Julie Walters. And yet for all its 18 years trotting around the globe, Mamma Mia! has never once toured to the Theatre Royal until now...

The more the merrier!

Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs 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!

Groups get more at the Theatre Royal

This irresistibly funny show has been thrilling audiences all around the world and now the party will continue at the Newcastle Theatre Royal, so there’s never been a better timeto see this unforgettable musical. Whatever age you are, you can’t help but have the time of your life at Mamma Mia! Groups can reserve seats for £5 per ticket deposit with the final balance not due until 2017! Discounts apply on selected performances and price bands only, contact Group Sales for details.

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Bring a group of 10 or more and you receive all the following fantastic benefits…

Individual entry - £5 Family of up to 4 - £17.50 Team entry (max of 10 people) - £40 Please email info@fact-cancersupport.co.uk or call 0191 442 0833 (option 0) for an application form or more details. Alternatively enter on-line at https://endurancecui.active.com/ event-reg/select-race?e=36828652

Cover image: Mamma Mia!

Date: Wednesday 2 November 2016 Time: 1.00pm till 6.00 pm Location: Gateshead Leisure Centre

New and improved generous group discounts on selected performances: 10+ £3 off each ticket, 20+ £3.50 off & free organiser, 40+ £4.50 off, free organiser & free programme

Free season brochures, posters, flyers and sign up sheets

Priority booking and flexible payment terms

Backstage tours to see what life is like behind the scenes

Dedicated group booking phone line

Exclusive rewards with our groups loyalty card Fantastic savings on your coach travel to and from the Theatre

Free postage for group tickets Save time queuing! Pre-order your programmes, interval ice creams and drinks Save 10% on pre-ordered interval drinks

Group Sales 08448 11 21 22 Reserve now and pay later - book your tickets early to ensure you get your favourite seats and we guarantee you will pay the lowest price for your ticket! With nothing to pay upfront, call Group Sales now to reserve your seats on 08448 11 21 22*. *Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge

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Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge

groupbookings@theatreroyal.co.uk www.theatreroyal.co.uk Mon -Thu 9am - 5.30pm Fri 9am - 5pm

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Welcome

Theatre Royal Groups Experience

Welcome to the autumn 2016/spring 2017 edition of the Groups newsletter which includes information on the fantastic discounts and benefits we offer to make your group visit to the Theatre Royal an occasion to remember.

We are delighted to offer groups a chance to experience something a bit different at the Theatre Royal with the following package:

Why make a group booking? ‘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.’ Richard Robinson, Enviroment Agency If you would like more information on forthcoming shows, discounts and availability and how we can help make your group booking as hassle free as possible, then just get in touch on 08448 11 21 22 or email groupbookings@theatreroyal.co.uk We look forward to welcoming you to the Theatre Royal this autumn.

Tour, Talk & Tea - £20 per person Your visit includes: • A guided tour of Theatre Royal Newcastle, join us front of house, backstage and on-stage as we give you a guided tour around our historical theatre • A talk on the history of Theatre Royal Newcastle & season briefing with highlights for groups

District Publicity Assistants

Pauline and Sam provide a personal and convenient link to the Theatre Royal and love to hear from new groups. You can benefit from their expertise when making a group booking and receive exclusive offers on tickets. Simply contact them on the details below: Samantha McDine, 0788 074 1445 samantha.mcdine@theatreroyal.co.uk Pauline Wallis, 0788 074 2571 pauline.wallis@theatreroyal.co.uk

• A FREE copy of The Theatre Royal, Newcastle – A New Short History book for each person (RRP £6.99)

Groups Loyalty Card

• Light refreshments – tea/coffee & biscuits

As a big thank you for your continued support and loyalty every time you make a booking we’ll keep a record and once you’ve collected six stamps you will receive an exclusive reward.

Best wishes Robert, Joanne, Pauline & Sam, Group Sales Team

Min. group size is 20, why not make a day of it and combine with a performance too, call Group Sales on 08448 11 21 22 to discuss your groups’ requirements.

*Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge

*Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge

Rewards include: • Additional discounts on your next group booking. • A tour of the Theatre Royal for you and your group. • A meal for two in dAt bAr (adjacent to Theatre). We’ll keep track of your booking history for you and contact you once you’ve filled your card to arrange your reward.

...Beautiful Ballet Beauty & the Beast TUE 8 – SAT 12 NOV 2016 Northern Ballet’s Beauty & the Beast brings one of the world’s most famous fairy tales to life in a kaleidoscope of colour, set to an infectious score, including music by Saint-Säens, Bizet and Debussy, played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia. Did you know... • The story of Beauty & the Beast dates back to the 16th Century; there have been many adaptations over the years, the most famous in recent time was Walt Disney’s interpretation in 1991. Despite the numerous versions, the core components remain the same, making the story applicable to almost any time or culture.

...Awesome Autumn Mary Poppins FRI 9 SEPT – SAT 29 OCT 2016

...Family Fun

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce that Zizi Strallen (Rock of Ages, Dirty Dancing and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) will play Mary Poppins and Matt Lee (Miss Saigon, The Witches of Eastwick, Rent and Grease) will play Bert at Newcastle Theatre Royal from 9 September 2016 for over seven weeks.

Cinderella TUE 22 NOV 2016 – SUN 15 JAN 2017 It’s that time of year again….Oh yes it is! Cinderella will be brought spectacularly to life this Christmas in a sumptuous production packed with special effects, family-friendly comedy, stunning sets, outrageous costumes, and that most magical pantomime moment when Cinderella is transported to the Prince’s Ball with the help of a pumpkin, some mice and lots of Fairy Godmother magic!

Cameron Mackintosh said: “It’s hard to believe that it is already 11 years since Mary Poppins first landed on the London stage. My goodness... time flies even faster than our beloved Nanny and I’m delighted to be bringing her back to the UK! Since we originally staged the production we have found even more magical ways to stage this timeless tale. I’m also thrilled to have cast yet another of the extraordinarily talented Strallen family in the role of Mary and pair her with one of the most brilliant Bert’s we have been fortunate to find worldwide. I know Zizi and Matt will be practically perfect in every way and a show-stopping tour de force”.

the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography and Best Set Design. The Broadway production ran for over six years where it won the Tony Award for Best Set Design. The show has subsequently played to great success in Holland and Mexico. It has toured Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK and has been seen by over 11 million people.

The stage production of Mary Poppins originally opened in 2004 and ran in the West End for three years and over 1,250 performances. During this time, it won

Exclusive group discounts applicable on specific performances and price bands, contact the Group Sales for details.

Follow Theatre Royal Group Sales to be the very first to hear about what’s on and receive exclusive offers:

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Bring a Group to the Pantomime and receive these fantastic discounts;

• The costumes for this production were designed by David Nixon. It was the first production to be completely made in house by Northern Ballet wardrobe department which gave the company control of the process, allowing costumes to be tried out in rehearsal to see if they would work in performance. • The oldest known example of the fairy tale was written by French author Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and the story has continued to be influenced by French writers and directors since. As way of keeping a connection between the pieces, of the chosen music for this production, all but one piece was written by a French composer and all composed between 1870-1938, ensuring each piece had the same musical influences and consistency. Fantastic group discounts available Tue-Thu eves & Sat mat.

• Groups 10+: £3.50 off per ticket • Groups 20+: £4.00 off per ticket • Groups 40+: £5.00 off per ticket • Groups 100+: £5.50 off per ticket Groups can reserve seats for as little as £1 per ticket deposit with the final balance not due until Sept/Oct 2016! Discounts apply on selected performances and price bands only, Contact Group Sales for details. Reserve now and pay later - book your tickets early to ensure you get your favourite seats and we guarantee you will pay the lowest price for your ticket! With nothing to pay upfront, call Group Sales now to reserve your seats on 08448 11 21 22*. *Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge

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