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Summer 2014

Shrek The Musical

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Wed 11 – Sun 29 March 2015 Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, and following a smash-hit run in London’s West End, Shrek the Musical® is the must-see show for all the family. Join Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona and Lord Farquaad on this year’s biggest musical adventure! Shrek-tacular group discounts are available for parties of 10+! Groups 10+ £2.50 off, Groups 20+ £3.00 off & Groups 40+ £4.00 off Wed – Fri 7pm Book and pay for your Shrek tickets by Monday 28 July and you’ll be entered in to an exclusive prize draw to win one of our fantastic ‘Shrek Suitcases’ filled with goodies!

The more the merrier! Groups get more at the Theatre Royal

Barnum Tues 17 – Sat 28 Feb 2015 This exhilarating musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, America’s Greatest Showman, who lit up the world with colour, warmth and the excitement of his imagination. Limited group discounts available so book your tickets now!

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The Theatre Royal Groups Newsletter reaches a wide variety of audiences and is the perfect avenue for advertising your product! Our newsletter is issued seasonally to more than 7,000 customers; if you would like information on how to catch the attention of our captive audience please contact Development on 0191 244 2599 development@theatreroyal.co.uk ps pre-theatr The Tivoli e dining in Restaurant at Fenwic group dining. The Tivoli Resta k Department The followi Store is ideally urant ng offers are availab le exclusively located for pre theatre £7.95 - Soup, to Theatre sandwiches Royal Group £8.95 - Main and coffee s: £10.95 - Two course and coffee These offers courses and are availab coffee le for groups 2014. All groups must of be pre-booked, 8 - 80 guests, offer expires 31 deposit or January pre-payment tel 0191 232510 will be require 0 Ext 2411 d.

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Fantastic savings on your coach travel to and from the Theatre

Priority booking and flexible payment terms

Reduced booking fees and free postage for group tickets

Free season brochures, posters, flyers and sign up sheets

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Welcome

Booking Fees

Welcome to the summer 2014 edition of the groups newsletter which includes information and exclusive offers to make your group visit to the Theatre Royal an occasion to remember.

Group bookings are subject to a booking fee as follows:

If you’re organising an evening with your work colleagues, you belong to a club or organisation, or socialising with family and friends, why not bring a group of 10 or more people to the Theatre Royal and enjoy a great night out with generous discounts and benefits?

Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust is an independent registered charity (No. 504473) operating not-for-profit; the Trust keeps only a small percentage of the ticket price and the Booking fee is retained as a contribution towards the running costs of the Theatre Royal. Please note: Booking fees will be retaine d in the event of an exchange or refund.

Summer marks an electrifying occasion for the Theatre Royal, as the truly spectacular Dirty Dancing graces the stage for a four week run from Tuesday 6 – Saturday 31 May. With fantastic group discounts still available, you’ll be sure to have the time of your life! Other season highlights include Alan Ayckbourn’s heartwarming Things we do for Love starring BRIT award winner Natalie Imbruglia, who makes her stage acting debut; and the first play ever written by Agatha Christie; Black Coffee, where we are introduced to a character who went onto become the most famous detective of all time – Hercule Poirot. A final note this season... Our congratulations go to our lovely Group Sales Organiser, Annabel Robson, who has become a mum again to a beautiful baby boy. Robert will cover Annabel’s maternity leave in the role of Group Sales Organiser, along with Sarah Cassidy who we are delighted to welcome into the team as our new temporary Group Sales Assistant. Don’t forget the earlier you book, the lower the price of your tickets. As a group you can reserve your seats today with nothing to pay straight away, so don’t hesitate and book the best seats now! We look forward to seeing you at the Theatre Royal this summer. Best Wishes, Aynsley, Robert & Sarah Group Sales Team

95p per ticket for Group sales of ten or more tickets purchased at the same time for the same performance, with a maximum fee charged of £15.00

Something for everyone... ...Drama Lovers

Pauline and Sam provide a personal and convenient link to the Theatre Royal and they love to hear from new groups. You can benefit from their expertise when making a group booking and receive exclusive offers on tickets and group travel. Simply contact them on the details below:

Pauline Wallis, 01434 684061 / 0788 074 2571 Pauline.wallis@theatreroyal.co.uk

…Bourne Buffs

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

Additional performances added due to demanded! Brought to you by the same team behind Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin and Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs promises to be jam packed full of fun, adventure and an abundance of comedy. Featuring plenty of glitz and glamour along with sensational musical numbers and fabulous sets and costumes, this classic tale will be magically brought to life in Newcastle’s biggest pantomime yet! With over 51,000 tickets already sold, it’s essential to book early to see the much-loved and ever-popular trio of talent; Clive Webb, Danny Adams and Chris Hayward in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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

Lord of the Flies WED 5 – SAT 8 NOV Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures has created some of the most successful shows of the last 25 years. Now the company unites New Adventures dancers with remarkable young talent from the North East, in an extraordinary adaptation of William Golding’s classic novel. Lord of the Flies will enthral Bourne fans and inspire a generation of new audiences.

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.

Tues 25 Nov 2014 – Sun 18 Jan 2015

RSC THU 25 SEPT – SAT 11 OCT The Royal Shakespeare Company return with their new season of epic plays, Henry IV Parts I & II and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Don’t miss your opportunity to see some of Shakespeare’s most loved and rarely performed plays live on stage! Fantastic group discounts Tues-Thur eves & Sat mat

Fantastic group discounts Mon-Thur eves & Sat mat

Groups Loyalty Card

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs The fairest panto in the land

…Shakespeare

Things We Do For Love written by Alan Ayckbourn, promises to be one of the theatrical highlights of the year, in which we see Natalie Imbruglia make her UK stage debut in undoubtedly one of the greatest plays of the Nineties. This is the UK’s greatest living playwright at the peak of his art, making hilarity and ingenuity from the things we do for love. 

District Publicity Assistants

Samantha McDine, 0788 074 1445 Samantha.mcdine@theatreroyal.co.uk

Things We Do For Love MON 16- SAT 21 JUNE

…Mesmerised by Mystery

Cats TUES 1 – SAT 12 JULY

A quintessential English country estate is thrown into chaos following the murder of eccentric inventor Sir Claud Amory, and the theft of his new earth shattering formula. Arriving at the estate just moments too late, one man immediately senses a potent brew of despair, treachery, and deception amid the estate’s occupants. That man is Hercule Poirot. Fantastic group discounts Mon-Thur eves & Sat mat

Fantastic group discounts Wed-Thur eves & Sat mat

...Musical Fans

Black Coffee MON 14 – SAT 19 JULY

…Family Groups

The Gruffalo TUES 24 – SAT 28 JUN

Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s extraordinary recordbreaking, smash-hit musical returns to Newcastle for two weeks only. Based on T.S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats this wonderful blend of fantasy, drama and romance is set on the night that the Jellicle Cats meet for the Jellicle Ball in a sparkling fusion of music, dance and verse, a must see for all groups!

Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical adaptation of the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Fantastic group discounts Mon-Thur eves & Sat mat

Tickets £12

Mouse can scare all of the hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined...?

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


Newcastle Theatre Royal Groups Summer '14 Newsletter