Preview: Room On The Broom at Newcastle Theatre Royal
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Room On The Broom Flies Into Newcastle
Room On The Broom
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tuesday 23rd – Wednesday 24th April 2019
Following a record-breaking West End season, Tall Stories’ hit family show Room On The Broom is returning to Newcastle Theatre Royal this Easter – witch, cat, dog, bird and frog in tow! Hop aboard.
Renowned theatre company Tall Stories has adapted the best-selling book of the same name by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s Books, for the stage.
The Olivier Award nominated production tells the story of a friendly witch, her cat and three loveable animals who take to the skies on a broom and face a fearsome dragon in this magical, musical adventure. With enchanting puppetry, original sing-along songs and scary fun, Room on the Broom is ideal for families with children aged three and up.
The cast of Room on the Broom includes Amy Harris as ‘Witch’; Emma Crowley-Bennett as ‘Cat’; Charlie Guest as ‘Dog’ and ‘Frog’; Andrew Mudie as ‘Bird’ and the ‘Dragon’; and Alastair Chisholm completes the cast as understudy and Assistant Stage Manager.
Room on the Broom is produced and created by the critically acclaimed theatre company Tall Stories. The company was founded by Artistic Directors Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell in 1997 and this year celebrated its 21st birthday. Tall Stories’ previous productions include, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child (both of which have visited Newcastle Theatre Royal), Emily Brown and The Thing, The Snail and The Whale and The Snow Dragon.
For Room on the Broom the creative team includes director Olivia Jacobs, associate director (current cast) Sam Conway, creative producer Toby Mitchell, designer Morgan Large, puppet designer Yvonne Stone, composers Jon Fiber & Andy Shaw (Jolly Good Tunes) and lighting designer James Whiteside.
Room on the Broom is at Newcastle Theatre Royal for four performances only, Tuesday 23 April 2019 (1.30pm & 4.30pm) and Wednesday 24 April 2019 (10.30am & 1.30pm). Tickets from £12 can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge) or book online at www.theatr eroyal.co.uk