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JANUARY 2017

MAY

The Play That Goes Wrong* P7

Running Wild

SHAUN WILLIAMSON SUE HOLDERNESS ANDREW HALL

P27

AMY JAMES HOLMES TUE 9 – SAT 13SUSIEMAY 2017

TUE 17 – SAT 21 JAN 2017 JANUARY FEBRUARY HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE!

The Unthanks

MAY

P8

MON 23 – SAT 28 JAN 2017

Scottish Ballet Hansel & Gretel*

P9 The Commitments* MON 6 – SAT 11 FEB 2017

Out of Order

P11

P29

MON 22 – SAT 27 MAY 2017

WED 1 – SAT 4 FEB 2017

MUSIC BY JULE STYNE LYRICS BY BOB MERRILL ISOBEL LENNART FROM AN ORIGINAL STORY BY MISS LENNART REVISED BOOK BY HARVEY FIERSTEIN DIRECTOR MICHAEL MAYER

The Curious Incident of P30-31 the Dog in the Night-time*

Babe the Sheep-Pig

P13

Pride and Prejudice*

P32

MON 12 – WED 14 JUN 2017

JUNE

SUN 12 FEB 2017

P28

TUE 16 – SAT 20 MAY 2017

TUE 30 MAY – SAT 10 JUN 2017

FEBRUARY

Sue Perkins

Funny Girl*

JUNE

BOOK BY

Dirty Dancing*

P26

SUN 14 MAY 2017

P12

TUE 14 – SAT 18 FEB 2017

Danza Contemporánea de Cuba*

P14

Milonga

P32

FRI 16 – SAT 17 JUN 2017

Sister Act*

P33

MON 19 – SAT 24 JUN 2017

JULY

The Railway Children

P34

MON 26 JUN – SAT 1 JUL 2017

TUE 21 & WED 22 FEB 2017 FEBRUARY MARCH

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Hadaway Harry*

JULY

21/09/2016 10:48

P13

FRI 24 & SAT 25 FEB 2017

Opera North* WED 1 – SAT 4 MAR 2017

BILL KENWRIGHT

W I L LY L L’ S R USS E

BROADWAY AND WEST END SMASH HIT P15 THE Million Dollar Quartet* P16MUSICAL MON 6 – SAT 11 MAR 2017

PRESENTS

The Tiger Who Came to Tea P37

Jane Eyre*

THU 29 JUN – SAT 1 JUL 2017

MON 3 – SAT 8 JUL 2017

y e l r i sh e n i t n e l a v

THE STORY OF HOW FOUR APRIL STARS MADE ROCK’N’ROLL HISTORY MARCH

JULY

Blood Brothers*

NMTC The Wizard of Oz

Not Dead Enough*

P19

MON 20 – SAT 25 MAR 2017

Mamma Mia!*

P20-21

TUE 28 MAR – SAT 15 APR 2017

APRIL

MAY

TUE 18 – SAT 22 APR 2017

P23

The Woman in Black* MON 24 – SAT 29 APR 2017

P24

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes*

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TUE 2 – SAT 6 MAY 2017 2

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JO P25

23/09/2016 17:15

Crazy for You

TUE 12 – SAT 16 SEP 2017

Thoroughly Modern Millie P36 MON 10 – SAT 15 JUL 2017

AUGUST

A Judgement in Stone

P40

MON 31 JUL – SAT 5 AUG 2017

SEPTEMBER

Young Frankenstein

P38-39

SAT 26 AUG – SAT 9 SEP 2017

SEPTEMBER OCTOBER

S TA R R

Keep Dancing*

P37

TUE 25 – SAT 29 JUL 2017

Cover: Mamma Mia

P17

MON 13 – SAT 18 MAR 2017

P35

NOVEMBER

R P41

Shirley Valentine MON 23 – SAT 28 OCT 2017

P42

Beautiful

P43

TUE 14 – SAT 18 NOV 2017 3


NOVEMBER

FEBRUARY

MARCH

SOLD OUT

Billy Connolly

P44

TUE 15 – THU 17 NOV 2016

Yusuf / Cat Stevens

P44

FRI 18 NOV 2016

NOVEMBER

Totally Tina

P48

FRI 10 FEB 2017

SAT 19 NOV 2016

The Silver Bells Christmas Show

P45

Sean Lock: Keep it Light

P45

THU 24 NOV 2016

You Win Again

P49

FRI 3 MAR 2017

SUN 20 NOV 2016

Megaslam Wrestling

P49

FRI 3 MAR 2017

Scott Bradlee’s Post-modern Jukebox

P49

80's Invasion

P49

SAT 18 MAR 2017

THU 9 MAR 2017

NOVEMBER

MARCH

P45

FRI 25 NOV 2016

Dr Hook

P45

SAT 26 NOV 2016

Black Stone Cherry

P46

SUN 27 NOV 2016

Thunder

P50

SUN 19 MAR 2017

NOVEMBER DECEMBER

Reeves & Mortimer

P48

WED 15 FEB 2017

MARCH

Adam Hills: Clown Heart P44

Money For Nothing

Bianca Del Rio

Gilbert O’Sullivan

P50

Rick Astley

TUE 21 MAR 2017

FRI 24 MAR 2017

Gino’s Italian Escape Live P51

Philip Schofield: - The Knights of Music

P50

APRIL

P46

WED 30 NOV & THU 1 DEC 2016

The Human League

P46

SUN 4 DEC 2016

Showaddywaddy

P46

Purple Rain

P50

THU 13 APR 2017

FRI 9 DEC 2016

FRI 21 APR 2017

P51

SAT 29 APR 2017 DECEMBER

Bootleg Beatles

P47

SAT 10 DEC 2016

Kevin Bloody Wilson

NOVEMBER

P47

SUN 11 DEC 2016

Ross Noble: Brain Dump

MAY

P47

WED 14 – SAT 17 DEC 2016

Johnny Cash Roadshow

DECEMBER

MAY

Jools Holland

Bowie Experience

TUE 20 – WED 21 DEC 2016

P47

Lindisfarne THU 22 – FRI 23 DEC 2016

P48

Andy Williams Christmas P48 Extravaganza with The Osmonds FRI 30 DEC 2016

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P51

THU 11 MAY 2017

SAT 20 MAY 2017

Jimmy Carr

P51

FRI 12 MAY & SAT 17 JUNE 2017

P52

Psychic Sally: Call Me Psychic

Stewart Lee

P52

THU 18 – FRI 19 MAY 2017

P52

And lots more! See pages 44-53

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Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this multi award-winning West End smash hit comedy The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue! Hailed ‘a gut-busting hit’ by the New York Times, this sell-out West End comedy has won a host of celebrity endorsements from the likes

of Joanna Lumley ‘We laughed until the tears ran down our faces, it has to be seen’ to Ant & Dec ‘The funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket, go!’ Don’t miss this brilliantly funny comedy that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

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Tue 17 – Sat 21 Jan 2017 Tickets from £12.50

Matinees Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Evenings 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 5mins

Recommended 8+

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HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE!

‘SURPASSES ALL PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS’ North West End, Blackpool

‘FIZZING WITH MISCHIEF AND MAGIC’

‘A FEAST FOR THE EYES AND EARS’

The Daily Telegraph

Press & Journal

Unwrap a tasty winter treat with Scottish Ballet’s magical Hansel & Gretel.

journey with Scotland’s national dance company this winter.

Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ famous fairy tale, all the children have disappeared in a small town. Plucky Hansel and Gretel embark on an exciting adventure, traveling deep into the enchanted forest to find their friends.

Humperdinck’s bewitching score is performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

A carousel of delicious treats from start to finish, Hansel & Gretel is full to the brim with magic and wit, with toys that come to life and a beautiful, bewitching ballerina who is not at all what she seems. Scrumptiously surreal and with more than a sprinkle of festive magic – take an enchanting

Wee Hansel & Gretel Fri 3 Feb, 1.30pm A wee version of a big ballet! Join Hansel and Gretel on a journey filled with adventure, imagination and fun. Performed by dancers from the company and the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Recommended for age 3+. Tickets £14 (no Friends’ discount, family ticket available), approx. 1hr.

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Mon 23 – Sat 28 Jan 2017

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Wed 1 – Sat 4 Feb 2017

Tickets from £19.50

Running time: 2hrs 30mins

Evenings 7.30pm, Fri 8.30pm

Recommended PG 13+

Tickets from £14.50

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Matinees Fri 5.00pm, Sat 2.30pm

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Evenings 7.30pm

Running time 1hr 50mins

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‘THIS HUGELY ENJOYABLE SHOW TOUCHES THE SUBLIME. WONDERFULLY FUNNY’ Daily Telegraph

The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Direct from a phenomenally successful, record breaking two year run in London’s West End, The Commitments is set to take Newcastle by storm! Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy (pictured) is to star as Jimmy’s Da in this smash-hit musical, written by Roddy Doyle.

With over 20 soul classics performed live on stage including: Night Train, Try A Little Tenderness, River Deep, Mountain High, In The Midnight Hour, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Save Me, Mustang Sally, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Reach Out, Uptight, Knock On Wood, I Can’t Turn You Loose and more! A guaranteed fabulously-fun night out you will simply never forget. Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

Mon 6 – Sat 11 Feb 2017 Tickets from £19.50

Running time 2hrs 20mins

Evenings 7.30pm

Recommended PG some strong language

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The Chronicle

The Journal

‘TREMENDOUS… EXHILARATING’ Shields Gazette

Join Sue for an evening full of sparkling wit, tall tales and a user’s guide to Mary Berry.

with Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montagu as Mr and Mrs Bennet

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Sun 12 Feb 2017

‘JANE AUSTEN’S MOST BELOVED NOVEL RE-BORN’

Tickets £27.00 (No Friends’ discount) Evening 7.30pm Running time 1hr 45mins

The Times

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‘A PERFECT PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: SKITTISH, COMICAL, EASY ON THE EYE AND MOVING’

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Daily Mail

AL MURRAY THE PUB LANDLORD:

‘DEBORAH BRUCE’S CHARMING PRODUCTION BLOWS FRESH AIR INTO AUSTEN’S WONDERFUL COMEDY’ Mail on Sunday

Following sell-out performances at Regent’s Park Theatre, producers of the recent

smash-hits To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies, Pride and Prejudice features the Olivier award-winning Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men) and Felicity Montagu (Alan Partridge, Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Durrells) as Mr and Mrs Bennet. Celebrating the legacy of Jane Austen as we approach her bicentennial, this is Austen “still dazzling after 200 years” (Observer). Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

Tue 14 – Sat 18 Feb 2017 Tickets from £14.50

Matinees Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Evenings 7.30pm

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“LET’S GO BACKWARDS TOGETHER”

When Harry Clasper (the man The Blaydon Races was written for) died in 1870, more than 130,000 people lined the streets of Newcastle to pay their final respects. Who was this forgotten Geordie sporting genius? Starring Journal Culture Award winner Jamie Brown, and directed by Russell Floyd, Ed Waugh tells the story of how Harry ‘Hadaway’ Clasper brought the World Rowing Championship to the Tyne for the first time in June 1845. Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” As the Bennet sisters haplessly search for love in Jane Austen’s ultimate romantic comedy, it is Mr Darcy who unwittingly finds his match.

A funny and poignant tribute about the life and times of Harry Clasper, the greatest ever North East sportsman.

Sun 19 Feb 2017

Fri 24 & Sat 25 Feb 2017

Tickets £31.00 (No Friends’ discount)

Tickets from £10.00

Evening 7.30pm

Evenings 7.30pm

Running time 1hr 50mins

Running time 1hr 45mins

Recommended PG

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Wed 1 & Sat 4 Mar 7.00pm

HANSEL AND GRETEL ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK

‘AN EXOTIC HYBRID OF CONTEMPORARY, CLASSICAL AND C ­ ARIBBEAN STYLES’ The Guardian

Cuba’s flagship contemporary dance company is back in Newcastle. A pungent blend of Afro Caribbean rhythms, jazzy American modernism and inflections from European ballet, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba hybrid, hothouse style has been evoking the sensual heart of Cuban spirit for over 50 years.

This electrifying new show sees the company team up with leading choreographers, including Amsterdam-based Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, the UK’s Theo Clinkard (whose credits include the company’s very own Cuban wunderkind George Céspedes).

Perhaps the most popular operatic fairy tale of them all, this is also one of the darkest. From a poor home in which hunger is an everpresent threat, brother and sister escape to the world of the forest. They encounter supernatural forces such as the Sandman, the Dew Fairy and, most frightening of all, the Witch. The music magically evokes the contrasting worlds of the story as this contemporary take on a classic story reveals the perils of growing up. Sung in English with English titles Running time: approx 2hrs Recommended age 10+

Thu 2 Mar 7.00pm & Sat 4 Mar 2.00pm

Fri 3 Mar 7.00pm

CINDERELLA

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

(LA CENERENTOLA) GIOACHINO ROSSINI

A much-loved fairy tale but not quite as you know it. Cinderella scrubs the floor of a dance school and dreams of a better life. A prince arrives seeking a companion and so this sparkling romcom is set in motion... An evening of pure magic is in store, uniting the fun, fire and brilliance of Rossini’s music with a fresh and witty production. Sung in Italian with English titles Running time: 2hrs 30mins Recommended age 7+ Free pre-show talks – Thu 2 Mar 6pm & Sat 4 Mar 1pm. Advance booking essential.

THE SNOW MAIDEN The Snow Maiden is warm and beautiful but she hides a tragic secret, her heart is made of ice. If warmed by human love, her heart will melt and she will die. Enchanted by the shepherd boy Lel, she yearns to experience life with humans. Her parents relent, with tragic consequences... A gorgeous and lyrical evocation of the natural world, this is a delightfully colourful, folk-inspired opera based on a Russian fairy tale. Sung in English with English titles Running time: approx 3hrs Recommended age 7+ Free pre-show talk – Fri 3 Mar, 6pm. Advance booking essential. Theatre Royal Autumn and Spring Season Sponsor

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Wed 1 – Sat 4 Mar 2017

Tue 21 & Wed 22 Feb 2017 Tickets from £16.00

Recommended PG, partial nudity

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

Performance times as above

Evenings 7.30pm

Post-show Q&A with company members Tue 21 Feb

Running times as above

Audio Described performances Cinderella, Sat 4 Mar 2pm, Hansel and Gretel, Sat 4 Mar 7pm

Running time 2hrs 20mins

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

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Touch tour Cinderella, Sat 4 Mar 12.45pm

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THE BROADWAY AND WEST END SMASH HIT MUSICAL

THE STORY OF HOW FOUR STARS MADE ROCK’N’ROLL HISTORY

‘THE SHOW THAT LEFT ME ALL SHOOK UP!’ Daily Mail

On December 4, 1956, these four star musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis, the studios of legendary record producer Sam Phillips (Jason Donovan), for what would be one

of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Million Dollar Quartet, written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, brings that historic night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, That's All Right, Sixteen Tons, Great Balls of Fire, Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Who Do You Love?, Matchbox, Folsom Prison Blues, Hound Dog and many more.

Mon 6 – Sat 11 Mar 2017 Tickets from £15.00

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Evenings 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs

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Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers.

Don’t miss your chance to discover the true story of one unforgettable night that made rock’n’roll history! Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

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‘GRITTY, GRIPPING, SUPERB’ Mail On Sunday Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True. Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

Photos include previous cast

Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas and on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet is coming to Newcastle! This worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

Mon 13 – Sat 18 Mar 2017 Tickets from £16.50

Running time 2hrs 30mins

Evenings 7.30pm

Recommended PG, contains gunshots

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Access at Theatre Royal

Access at City Hall There are 6 spaces in the Stalls on which priority is given to wheelchair users.

There is lift access to all levels of the theatre. There are nine wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. Please allow up to 30mins before a performance to access the boxes on the Grand and Upper Circles as our lift is often in constant demand at this time.

There is an accessible toilet in the ground floor foyer. Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the hall.

There is an accessible toilet on all levels of the theatre.

There are two Blue Badge parking spaces on College Street. Additionally, most parking meters are free to Blue Badge holders.

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

Headsets are available from the Box Office collections counter to enable use of our infra-red sound enhancement system.

Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the theatre. There is 1 Blue Badge parking space on Shakespeare Street and three on Hood Street. Additionally, most parking meters are free to Blue Badge holders. Headsets are available from the Stalls kiosk to enable use of our sound enhancement system. You can boost the volume of the performance, and specific induction headsets also work with hearing aids with a T switch. There is an induction loop at Box Office and in the Olivier Suite. Headsets for Audio Described performances can be reserved in advance from Box Office.

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. Cinderella, Tue 10 Jan ’17, 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.

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THE THRILLING NEW STAGE PLAY FROM THE NO.1 BEST SELLING AUTHOR

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SHANE RICHIE

General access information For Theatre Royal shows – and selected City Hall shows – we offer one free ticket for the companion of a disabled person who is not able to attend the performance unaccompanied. We accept the Cinema Exhibitor’s Association (CEA) card as proof of eligibility for a free companion seat. See p56 for full details.

as DS ROY GRACE

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LAURA WHITMORE

Text Relay Service available at the Box Office, call 18001 244 2596.

Audio Described and Captioned Performances at Theatre Royal Captions are best viewed from the sides of the Grand Circle and selected seats in the Stalls. Some seats will be held until 6 weeks prior to the performance, so please book early for these seats. The view may be restricted from elsewhere in the auditorium. English text displayed on a unit for deaf or hard of hearing patrons. Live commentary provided via a headset for blind or partially sighted people. Cinderella, Tue 13 Dec ’16, 7pm Cinderella (Opera North), Sat 4 Mar ’17, 2pm Hansel and Gretel (Opera North), Sat 4 Mar ’17, 7pm Not Dead Enough, Sat 25 Mar ’17, 2.30pm Mamma Mia!, Sat 8 Apr ’17, 2.30pm Funny Girl, Sat 20 May ’17, 2.30pm Jane Eyre, Sat 8 Jul ’17, 2pm Curious Incident, Thu 8 Jun ’17, 7.30pm (CAP only) Crazy For You, Sat 16 Sep ’17, 2.30pm Shirley Valentine, Sat 28 Oct ’17, 2.30pm

The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the thrilling work of multi-million selling author Peter James returns to Newcastle, with the world premiere production of Not Dead Enough. Starring Award-winning actor Shane Richie as DS Roy Grace and Laura Whitmore, one of the stars of 2016’s Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1. On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that’s what he claims. But as Detective

Superintendent Roy Grace continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the chilling murder case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing... Olivier Award winner Ian Talbot directs Not Dead Enough – the third novel in Peter James’ award winning Roy Grace series and the third play in his box office smash hit and critically acclaimed stage franchise. Theatre Royal Spring Season Sponsor

Mon 20 – Sat 25 Mar 2017 Tickets from £14.50

Running time tbc

Evening 7.30pm

Recommended PG 12+

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Captioned & Audio Described perf Sat 25 Mar, 2.30pm

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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

Tue 28 Mar – Sat 15 Apr 2017 Tickets from £24.00. No Friends’ discount Fri & Sat perfs.

Running time 2hrs 35mins

Evenings 7.30pm

Recommended PG. Contains flashing lights

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Captioned & Audio Described perf Sat 8 Apr, 2.30pm

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THEATRE ROYAL Friends & Groups

Friends

Groups

Make 6,000 friends instantly! Join the best club in town.

It’s true, groups get more! Get advance notification and priority booking after Friends; extended reservation periods with flexible payment terms and exclusive backstage tours amongst other benefits.

For more information about becoming a Friend of the Theatre Royal, see the Support section at theatreroyal.co.uk or call 0191 244 2511 or 08448 11 21 21* to join.

‘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

Customers have a 14 day cooling off period if you have booked via our website or over the phone, a full refund will be given if you choose to cancel your membership, and any tickets or other purchases made during this time will also be cancelled and refunded. Friends and Groups discounts and offers apply to Theatre Royal shows only. 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.

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The brand new dance show celebrating the world of Ballroom and Latin dance.

of your favourite styles of dance in one fast paced, high intensity production

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

Featuring Robin Windsor, other professionals and a guest celebrity from Strictly Come Dancing alongside world-champion Ballroom and Latin dancers, Keep Dancing features all

With dazzling costumes, breathtaking choreography, Keep Dancing is guaranteed to have you dancing in to the night and having a FAB-U-LOUS time.

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

Tue 18 – Sat 22 Apr 2017

**Occasionally there may be shows where the ticket discount will be less than 20% or not apply at all.

Tickets from £19.50

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Evening 7.30pm

Running time tbc, includes flashing lights

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Our Friends deal offers a huge 20% off** tickets and drinks. We reserve the right to change ticket prices, but as a Friend your prices will never change. It is the best value Friends deal in theatre, and membership starts at just £30 per year for one person.

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‘A TRULY NERVESHREDDING EXPERIENCE’ Daily Mail

‘A MASTERPIECE’

BASED ON THE FILM BY MICHAEL POWELL AND EMERIC PRESSBURGER

The Guardian

AND THE HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN FAIRYTALE MUSIC BY BERNARD HERRMANN

‘Bourne is a masterly storyteller’ NEW YORK TIMES

Join the 7m theatregoers worldwide who have experienced ‘The most brilliantly effective spinechiller you will ever encounter’ Daily Telegraph. Continuing its record breaking run at the Fortune Theatre in London’s West End, The Woman in Black now returns to Newcastle.

Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.

A beloved fairytale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its 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 battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

famous for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles), with sumptuous designs by Lez Brotherston (set and costumes), Paule Constable (lighting) and Paul Groothuis (sound). An intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences; The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

Matthew Bourne’s magical adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger film is set to a new score arranged by Terry Davies using the mesmerizing music of golden-age Hollywood composer, Bernard Herrmann (most

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Mon 24 – Sat 29 Apr 2017

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Tue 2 – Sat 6 May 2017

Tickets from £14.50

Matinees Tue & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £17.00

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Evenings 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 5mins. Recommended 14+ PG

Evening 7.30pm

Running time tbc. Recommended 5+

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How the Wild Wind Blows Performing the Songs & Poems of Molly Drake

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‘ANIMAL MAGIC RIVALS WAR HORSE’ The Guardian

Following their acclaimed reinterpretations of the works of Robert Wyatt and Anthony & The Johnsons, Mercury-nominated mavericks of British folk music The Unthanks perform the extraordinary songs of Molly Drake. Mother of Nick Drake – one of the most poetic and influential songwriters ever – her charming and bittersweet works deservedly rank alongside those of her brilliant son.

Sun 14 May 2017

For Lilly, going to Indonesia isn’t just another holiday with mum. It’s a new start, and the chance to ride an elephant called Oona. But then the tsunami hit – and Oona charges into the jungle, with her young rider desperately clinging on. Directed by Dale Rooks and Timothy Sheader with puppetry design and direction by Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié, both previous Associate Puppetry Directors on War Horse, this epic and spectacular production tells an emotional and moving story of love, loss, loyalty and of living for the moment. Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Tickets from £23.50

Tue 9 – Sat 13 May 2017

Evening 7.30pm

Tickets from £14.50

Matinees Wed, Thu & Sat 2pm

Running time tbc

Evenings 7.00pm

Running time 1hr 50mins. Recommended 8+, gun shots

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SHAUN WILLIAMSON SUE HOLDERNESS ANDREW HALL SUSIE AMY JAMES HOLMES

JULE STYNE LYRICS BY BOB MERRILL BOOK BY ISOBEL LENNART FROM AN ORIGINAL STORY BY MISS LENNART REVISED BOOK BY HARVEY FIERSTEIN DIRECTOR MICHAEL MAYER MUSIC BY

‘SHERIDAN SMITH IS THE GREATEST STAR BY FAR’ The Daily Telegraph

Hot on the heels of a record breaking, critically acclaimed West End run, this ‘utterly irresistible’ (The Sunday Times) new production of Funny Girl stars Olivier Award-winning Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice. Funny Girl brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago, boasting some of the

most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including People and Don’t Rain On My Parade. Half a century later, this ‘exhilarating embrace of a production’ (The Independent) comes to Newcastle after wowing critics and audiences alike in London’s West End. This iconic musical tells the story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star.

Ray Cooney’s Out of order, The Olivier Award winning comedy is coming to the Newcastle Theatre Royal.

through Richard’s lies, sinks further and further into trouble with everybody and ends up going through an identity crisis.

When Richard Willey (Andrew Hall), a Government Junior Minister, plans to spend the evening with Jane Worthington (Susie Amy), one of the Opposition’s typists, in the Westminster Hotel, things go disastrously wrong – beginning with the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel’s only unreliable sash window.

Don’t miss your chance to see this ‘phenomenal’ (The Telegraph) production at the Theatre Royal for 1 week only in May 2017.

Desperately trying to get out of an extremely sticky situation, Richard calls for his secretary, George Pigden (Shaun Williamson) who,

Ray Cooney is today recognised theatrically and publicly as ‘the master of farce’ (The Telegraph) whose credits include Run For Your Wife, Funny Money and Move Over Mrs Markham. This stellar company includes Shaun Williamson (EastEnders, Extras); Sue Holderness (Only Fools & Horses, Green Green Grass); Andrew Hall (Butterflies, Coronation Street); Susie Amy (Footballers’ Wives); James Holmes (Miranda).

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Mon 22 – Sat 27 May 2017

Tickets from £23.00

Matinees Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £14.50

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Evening 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 35mins

Evening 7.30pm

Running time tbc. Recommended PG, innuendo

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The producers of Funny Girl cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays. Sheridan Smith will not be performing the role of Fanny Brice at the Wednesday matinee performance.

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HHHHH ‘A beautiful, dazzlingly inventive show

HHHHH HHHHH ‘Astonishing ‘Magical

about the wonders of life.’

and Unmissable.’

and Moving.’

Sunday Express

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A NEW PLAY BY

SIMON STEPHENS

BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING NOVEL BY

MARK HADDON

Photo of Luke Treadaway by Hugo Glendinning. Photos of UK Tour cast by Brinkhoff/Mögenburg

Evening Standard

‘A phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle.’ The Times

The National Theatre’s internationally acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to Newcastle. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards® including ‘Best Play’, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning director Marianne Elliott.

Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Tue 30 May – Sat 10 Jun 2017 Tickets from £14.50

Matinees Wed 2pm (not 31 May), Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Evening 7.30pm

Running time 2hr 40mins

Recommended 11+ Contains strong language

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Tom O’Connell Productions and Polka Theatre present

★★★★★

Dance Consortium presents a Sadler’s Wells Production

THE STAGE

‘CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD HAS TURNED THE WHOOPI GOLDBERG MOVIE INTO A HEAVENLY HIT SHOW.‘ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘IRRESISTIBLE’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘A HUGELY ENJOYABLE ROMP.’ DAILY EXPRESS

GO THE WHOLE HOG – BOOK TODAY! Meet the lovable Babe in a heart-warming tale of friendship, adventure and bravery. When Babe arrives at Hogget’s Farm he is taken in by the trusty sheep-dog Fly and discovers a talent for herding. With the help of his adopted Mum, our polite piglet soon wins over the most suspicious of sheep. But can a small pig make it in a dog’s world, and when his farmyard friends are in trouble can Babe save the day? Join us for an enchanting family favourite, as the classic novel which inspired the Oscar-winning film comes alive with plenty of laughter, thrills, stunning puppetry and original music.

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‘TOUCHING AND ENTERTAINING’ The Guardian

Deeply rooted in Argentinean culture, tango has fascinated and captivated the world with its sexuality, power and beauty. For m¡longa, internationally celebrated choreographer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, collaborates with an incredibly talented cast of 17 performers, uniting Argentinean tango dancers, contemporary dancers and live musicians to create a show that brings his own unique style to tango. Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Mon 12 – Wed 14 Jun 2017

Fri 16 – Sat 17 Jun 2017

Tickets from £13.50, £2 off under 16s

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Evening 7pm

Evening 7.30pm

Matinees Tue & Wed 2pm

Running time 1hr 40mins

Running time 1hr 45mins. Recommended 5+

Post-show Q&A with company members Fri 16 Jun

This all new critically acclaimed production of the Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy starring Alexandra Burke* (The X Factor, The Bodyguard) is coming to Newcastle!  

(Disney’s Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Enchanted), dazzling dance routines and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, Sister Act is the funniest and funkiest musical around.

Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, Sister Act is the feel-amazing show based on the movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith. Featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken

Standing ovations and rave reviews! Don’t miss the chance to see this fabulous show. *Alexandra Burke is scheduled to perform at evening performances only. At matinee performances the role of Deloris Van Cartier will be performed by Joanna Francis

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Mon 19 – Sat 24 Jun 2017 Tickets from £19.50

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Evenings 7.30pm

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‘SIMPSON’S ADAPTATION IS A TRIUMPH. IDEAL FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY’ Manchester Evening News

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‘Theatre at its most imaginative.’ Daily Mail

Adapted by Dave Simpson

Based on the novel by

Charlotte Brontë Devised by the company

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‘Captures the beating heart of the novel. And then some.’ Mail on Sunday

This best-loved tale, made famous by the iconic 1970 movie starring Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins, delivers a thrilling coming of age story and a fascinating insight into Edwardian rural life. When their father mysteriously disappears with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are turned upside down.

Forced to leave the comforts of their privileged London life in exchange for a simple rural existence, this fractured family soon discover new friendships that will change their lives forever. Complete with beautiful period costumes and ingenious designs, this new production promises an uplifting theatrical experience for all ages, packed with intrigue, adventure, joy and jubilation. Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Mon 26 Jun – Sat 1 Jul 2017 Tickets from £14.50

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Evenings 7.00pm

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Pictures of original cast by Manuel Harlan

E. Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children is brought thrillingly to life in a stunning new stage production.

Following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre, Jane Eyre comes to Newcastle. This innovative re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece is a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic and is directed by Sally Cookson. The classic story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart. Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Mon 3 – Sat 8 July 2017 Tickets from £14.50

Matinees Thu & Sat 2pm

Evenings 7pm

Running time 2hrs 55mins

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to Tea a musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD based on the book by JUDITH KERR

ER OLIVAIRD W A NEE NOMI

ILLUSTRATIONS COPYRIGHT © KERR-KNEALE PRODUCTIONS LTD 1968

The Tiger Who Came

“A rare and grrreat achievement”

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The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the 1976 Academy Award-winning movie starring Julie Andrews – taking you back to the height of the Jazz age in New York City when ‘moderns’, including a flapper named Millie

Dillmount, were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines and rewriting the rules of love. From explosive tap numbers to a ‘Fred and Ginger’ tap routine on a window ledge, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a brilliantly funny and entertaining show for all the family. Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Mon 10 – Sat 15 Jul 2017

Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem..., expect to be surprised!

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By L Frank Baum. With music and lyrics of the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E Y Harburg. Background music by Herbert Stothart. Dance and vocal arrangement by Peter Howard. Adapted by John Kane from the motion picture screenplay. An amateur production by arrangement with MusicScope. And Stage Musicals Ltd of New York.

Follow the yellow brick road in a magical journey from Kansas all the way to the Emerald City, in a dazzling and energetic performance of this beloved musical, alongside Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and rather a lot of Munchkins. Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Tue 25 – Sat 29 Jul 2017 Tickets from £10. No friend’s discount

Thu 29 Jun – Sat 1 Jul 2017

Pensioners & unwaged £1 off tickets Tue 7pm & 2pm perfs (excl. Gallery)

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Children £2 off tickets on all matinees (excl. Gallery)

Matinees Thu 2pm & Sat 2.30pm

Matinees Thu & Fri 10.30am & 1.30pm, Sat 10am & 12.30pm

Evening 7pm

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Running time 2hrs 30mins

Running time 55mins. Recommended 3+

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Matinees Thu, Fri, Sat 2pm

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Coming exclusively to Newcastle Theatre Royal ahead of its West End premiere, legendary filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks brings his classic movie Young Frankenstein to life on stage in an all singing, all dancing musical collaboration with Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman.

Sat 26 Aug – Sat 9 Sep 2017 Tickets from £19.50

Running time tbc

Evenings Tue – Sat, 7.30pm

Recommended PG

Matinees Sat 2.30pm (not 26 Aug) & Thu 7 Sep 2pm

Contains bangs and flashes

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FOLLOWING TEN YEARS OF THE AGATHA CHRISTIE THEATRE COMPANY, A NEW CHAPTER FROM ‘THE BEST WOMAN CRIME WRITER SINCE CHRISTIE’ The Sunday Times

Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the reason for her awkwardness, long hidden, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder – on Valentine’s Day. Ruth Rendell’s brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation. Led by Director Roy Marsden, best known as an actor as PD James’ detective Adam Dalgliesh, the cast includes Sophie Ward who played the

ill-fated love interest of Young Sherlock Holmes and Dr Trent in Heartbeat, pop-idol Mark Wynter who has featured in seven Agatha Christie productions, Deborah Grant, Not Going Out and Bergerac, movie icon Shirley Anne Field who became an overnight star opposite Sir Laurence Olivier in The Entertainer, Antony Costa from chart topping boy band Blue and Company stalwart Ben Nealon from ITV’s award winning Soldier Soldier. Theatre Royal Summer Season Sponsor

Mon 31 Jul – Sat 5 Aug 2017

High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat and winner of Strictly Come Dancing) featuring a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook.

Mistaken identities, heartbreak, happiness and a wealth of memorable tunes, including I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Embraceable You all feature in this exhilarating celebration of the great Broadway musicals.

Tue 12 – Sat 16 Sep 2017 Tickets from £17.50

Running time 2hr 30mins

Tickets from £14.50

Matinees Thu 2pm & Sat 2.30pm

Evening 7.30pm

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Evenings 7.30pm

Running time tbc

Matinees Wed & Thu 2pm , Sat 2.30pm

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‘I DARE YOU NOT TO GET UP AND DANCE!’ SALLY BOAZMAN, BBC RADIO 2

‘A TAPESTRY OF GREATEST HITS’ THE GUARDIAN

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‘THE FUNNIEST AND MOST HEART-WARMING PLAY’ Daily Mirror

Shirley is a Liverpool housewife. Her kids have left home and she makes chips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to? Out of the blue, her best friend offers her a trip to Greece for 2 weeks and she secretly packs her bags. She heads for the sun and starts to see the world and herself very differently.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Olivier award-winning West End show, is coming to Newcastle. Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. It was adapted into an Oscar nominated film. Now, on its 30th anniversary, Jodie Prenger stars in the first major revival of this national treasure.

Mon 23 – Sat 28 Oct 2017

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she 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 songwriting 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. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, with 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 Locomotion.

Tickets from £14.50

Running time 2hrs 30min

Tue 14 – Sat 18 Nov 2017

Evening 7.30pm

Captioned & Audio Described perf Sat 28 Oct, 2.30pm

Tickets from £23.00

Matinees Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Matinees Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Recommended 14+

Evening 7.30pm

Running time 2hrs 30mins

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Tickets for City Hall can be purchased in person from the Theatre Royal Box Office on Grey Street, online at theatreroyal.co.uk or by calling 08448 11 21 21 (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge). The foyer counter at City Hall will be open for collections and sales on performance days from the ‘doors’ time as advertised online.

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Billy Connolly: High Horse This legend of comedy returns to Newcastle for 3 special performances.

Tue 15 – Thu 17 Nov 2016

The Silver Bells Christmas Show

Sean Lock: Keep it Light

With Leah Bell, Crissy Rock & Lorraine Crosby.

A brand new show from the hilarious comedian.

Sun 20 Nov 2016

Thu 24 Nov 2016

Concert Bar Is located in the basement of City Hall and opens at 6pm (before evening performances). Join us for pre-show drinks and during the interval.

Tickets from £38.50

Yusuf / Cat Stevens

Adam Hills: Clown Heart

Money for Nothing

Dr Hook

The legendary singer/songwriter comes to Newcastle for an intimate acoustic evening.

The host of Channel 4’s The Last Leg.

The world’s greatest Dire Straits tribute show.

Dennis Locorriere tours for the first time in 30 years.

Fri 18 Nov 2016

Sat 19 Nov 2016

Fri 25 Nov 2016

Sat 26 Nov 2016

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Black Stone Cherry

Reeves & Mortimer

Bootleg Beatles

Kevin Bloody Wilson

Experience Kentucky: An evening with Black Stone Cherry.

25 years of Reeves & Mortimer: The poignant moments.

The world’s premier Beatles tribute show.

A chance to see Australia’s most unique international comedy legend.

Sun 27 Nov 2016

Wed 30 Nov & Thu 1 Dec 2016

Sat 10 Dec 2016

Sun 11 Dec 2016

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The Human League

Showaddywaddy

Ross Noble: Brain Dump

Jools Holland

The legendary synth-pop band are back on the road.

A dynamic and uplifting live show with all their biggest hits.

Everybody’s favourite randomist is back.

Back with his Rhythm and Blues orchestra and special guests.

Sun 4 Dec 2016

Fri 9 Dec 2016

Wed 14 – Sat 17 Dec 2016

Tue 20 – Wed 21 Dec 2016

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Lindisfarne

Megaslam Wrestling

You Win Again

An evening packed with legendary songs and a few surprises!

Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza with The Osmonds

Special anniversary show for all the family.

The musical story of the Bee Gees and their huge hits.

Thu 22 – Fri 23 Dec 2016

Fri 30 Dec 2016

Sat 25 Feb 2017

Fri 3 Mar 2017

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Totally Tina

Bianca Del Rio

The internationally acclaimed tribute revue to the Queen of Rock.

Season 6 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race brings her cutting new stand up show to Newcastle.

Fri 10 Feb 2017

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Tickets from £20.50

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Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

80’s Invasion

The YouTubers’ vintage twist on modern songs.

Featuring four iconic artists from the decade: Paul Young, Martika, Toyah and China Crisis.

Thu 9 Mar 2017

Sat 18 Mar 2017

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Thunder

Gilbert O’Sullivan

Gino’s Italian Escape Live

The mighty Thunder are back – British icons of classic rock.

Celebrating 50 years of music – one of the industry’s true legends since the seventies.

An evening of cooking and fun with Gino D’Acampo.

Sun 19 Mar 2017

Tue 21 Mar 2017

Fri 21 Apr 2017

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Philip Schofield: The Knights of Music Celebrating the best of British musical royalty.

Sat 29 Apr 2017 Tickets from £30.00

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Rick Astley

Purple Rain

Johnny Cash Roadshow

Jimmy Carr

Performing classic tracks and songs from his new album.

A celebration of the life, legacy and music of one of the industry’s most iconic stars.

The UK’s number 1 celebration of Johnny Cash’s life and work.

The Best of Ultimate Gold, Greatest Hits tour.

Fri 24 Mar 2017

Thu 13 Apr 2017

Thu 11 May 2017

Fri 12 May & Sat 17 Jun 2017

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Bowie Experience

The Illegal Eagles

Joe Longthorne

Returning after his sell-out Theatre Royal gig with a brand new show.

An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through Bowie’s golden years.

The world’s no.1 Eagles act performs Hotel California, Desporado, Lyin’ Eyes and more!

The vocal legend performs his favourite music and hits.

Thu 18 – Fri 19 May 2017

Sat 20 May 2017

Fri 2 Jun 2017

Sat 3 Jun 2017

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Psychic Sally: Call Me Psychic

Shakin’ Stevens

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Britian’s best-loved psychic is back!

‘Shaky’ is back with a new album, classic hits and a few surprises.

The 50th anniversary tour, with a full live band and huge projections.

Wed 24 May 2017

Thu 25 May 2017

Wed 14 Jun 2017

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Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast Back with his first live show in four years

Fri 13 October 2017 Tickets from £30.00

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

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


WEEKLY WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS ADULT ACTING CLASS

WEEKLY WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

WEEKLY YOUTH THEATRE FOR 16-25s

If I ruled the world

Participants will devise a piece of theatre for performance in the Studio Theatre during week 10.

This term our groups will be devising performances which tell us how they would make the world a better place.

Thursdays 6.30 – 8.00pm. Starting 19 January

Cost per term: £65 Term Duration: 10 sessions

Cost per term: £65 Term Duration: 10 sessions

5-7 years (A), Saturdays 10.00-11.30am. Starting 21 January

To book a place please contact the Box Office. Please note that tickets for the show back performance in week 10 are sold through the Box Office on a first come first served basis and cost £3 each.

5-7 years (B), Saturdays 12.00-1.30pm. Starting 21 January 8-11 years, Fridays 5.00-6.30pm. Starting 20 January 12-15 years, Wednesdays 6.30-8.00pm Starting 18 January To book a place please contact the Box Office. Please note that tickets for the show back performances in week 10 cost £3* each and should be booked in advance through the Box Office. *Per person purchase limits apply

OPERA NORTH CHILDREN’S CHORUS (ONCC) FOR 8-11s

Get a Directors view of your own performance skills through drama exercises and performance skills. Sessions are led by a drama professional who will help you get into character and perform believable characters in a welcoming and friendly environment. Suitable for all abilities. Mondays 6.45-8.15pm. Starting 16 January ADVANCED CLASS Tuesdays 6.45-8.15pm. Starting 17 January Cost per term: £65 Term Duration: 10 sessions CREATIVE WRITING Do you want to develop your ideas and take your writing further? Do you have a burning idea for a stage or screen play? Join us for a series of workshops that will help you uncover the techniques and tools of playwriting practise used by professional and emerging writers to develop your own skills in a group enviromment.

Working with the support of a professional opera company, ONCC Newcaslte provides boys and girls aged 8-11 with exciting opportunities to further their musical education and talent. Members perform throughout the year both locally and nationally alongside professionals such as the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North. Entry is by audition, but we are looking for potential and welcome singers of all levels of experience.

Wednesdays 6.45-8.15pm. Starting 18 January

Mondays 5.00-6.30pm. Starting 16 January

Cost per Term: £50 Term Duration: 8 session

Cost per term: £50 Term duration: 10 sessions For more information, visit www.operanorth.co.uk/education/ young-people/childrens-chorus or contact the Opera North Youth Ensemble Manager on 0113 223 3557.

Cost per term: £65 Term Duration: 10 sessions

BABY TOES A class for babies and their grownups, combining singing, signing and storytelling in a fun and friendly environment. Fridays. Starting 20 January

To book a place please contact the Box Office www.theatreroyal.co.uk/taking-part learning@theatreroyal.co.uk

To book a place contact Box Office 08448 11 21 21 (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge)

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Booking Information In Person at Theatre Royal Box Office, Grey Street Mon –  Sat 9am – 8pm (6pm on nights with no performance at Theatre Royal). On Sundays and Bank Holidays we open a minimum of one hour before a performance. The City Hall foyer Box Office will only be open for collections and sales from the ‘doors’ time on performance days, as listed online, until curtain up on the main act. Phone Mon – Sat 9am – 8pm 08448 11 21 21, calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge. Text Relay Service Available at Box Office – call 18001 244 2596. Online Book for Theatre Royal and City Hall at theatreroyal.co.uk Postage £1.50 charge for any tickets mailed out Friends of the Theatre Royal: 20% off at Theatre Royal only, with occasional exceptions. 10% off Opera North. No discount on Standby tickets or City Hall shows. Companions: One free ticket for the companion of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied. Applies at most Theatre Royal shows and selected City Hall shows. We accept the Cinema Exhibitors Association (CEA) card as proof eligibility for a free companion seat. Apply for a CEA card directly at ceacard.co.uk or call 023 9224 8545. Standbys: At Theatre Royal only. Half price from 2hrs before curtain up in selected areas, at the management’s discretion as decided on the day and subject to availability. Available on most performances. Not available online. Only one discount applies. Conditions of Sale Tickets cannot be refunded. At the management’s discretion, Theatre Royal tickets may be exchanged upto 24hrs before a performance, subject to availability. Must be for the same production and any difference in value 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 upto 24hrs before a performance. No exchanges for City Hall shows. An admin fee of £1 will be charged to reprint lost or forgotten tickets, sold by any party.

Partial view seats: Both the Theatre Royal and City Hall are historic buildings and the view from some seats can sometimes be restricted, given the scale of 21st century performances. The seats generally considered to be partial view are indicted on the seating plans though it does vary depending on the size of the show. Admission City Hall running schedules for each event are advertised online where possible. Theatre Royal auditorium doors open 30mins prior to performance. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance, which may not be until the interval. Management reserve the right to refuse admission. Security checks and bag searches may be in operation. Group Bookings at Theatre Royal We offer discounts for group bookers and a range of other benefits. See pg 22 for more info. groupbookings@theatreroyal.co.uk or 08448 11 21 22. Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge. Group discounts not applicable Fri & Sat evenings & midweek matinees (with occasional exceptions). Superseats at Theatre Royal Stalls row F and G for a small premium. Lots of extra legroom... think business class! Babies and children at Theatre Royal For certain Theatre Royal shows children aged two and under are welcome, on purchase of a £2 Babes in Arms ticket, and must share a seat with you. Some exceptions apply. These tickets are not available in the Amphitheatre and Gallery for safety and comfort reasons. For all other performances, we regret that children under three cannot be admitted into the auditorium. Should the Babe in Arms become restless and cause disturbance, the parent/guardian will be asked to leave the auditorium with the child. We reserve the right not to re-admit. Baby changing facilities are available in the Stalls accessible toilet. Children aged three and over must have a full, paid-for ticket. Booster cushions are available for small children, subject to availability. Heritage Fund All ticket prices include a contribution to our Heritage Fund which goes towards the restoration and upkeep of the theatre and hall. Find out more online.

Smoking and the use of e-cigarettes is prohibited throughout Theatre Royal and City Hall, including all bar areas.

Full terms and conditions are available at theatreroyal.co.uk.

Free travel and parking Travel Travel 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. (Free Metro travel does not apply to City Hall shows)

Theatre Royal Guided Tours Join us front of house, backstage and on-stage as we take guided tours around this historical theatre. Sat 14 Jan ’17, 10m Sat 25 Feb ’17, 10am Sat 8 Apr ’17, 10am Tickets: £6 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 present day. 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 & City Hall Gift Vouchers are the perfect present for all. Please note: we no longer sell or accept National Theatre Tokens

Parking There 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. Spaces in NCP locations near both City Hall and Theatre Royal can be pre-booked online for £5 at ncp.co.uk. Cycle stands are located on Grey Street (opposite Lloyd’s Bank) and outside City Pool on Northumberland Road. For advice on planning your cycle route to our venues visit Newcastle.cyclestreets.net. Detailed information about how to get to either of our venues can be found online

Get in touch Address 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 five 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 or tweet us @theatreroyalnew and @cityh4ll.


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9 10 11 12 13 14 15

4 4

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

3 3

2

G1

E D

2

B

H

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

1

G3 G2

J

J1 J2 J3

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

D

BOX G

G4

8

BOX K

F

K

BOX J

2 1

R

0 9 1 9

8

7

6

5

This is a representative plan. The City Hall stage is high, at 5ft 4inches, and the first row is 3ft away from the stage. Please bear this in mind when booking.


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