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Preview: SUPERNOVA at Durham Assembly Rooms Theatre

SUPERNOVA - Play by local writer Lizzy Mansfield

Durham Assembly Rooms Theatre

Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th July 2022

“All it takes is one experiment to turn the universe on its head.” Asking the question, ‘can you do time travel with a toaster?’, Supernova is a moving and funny new play about love, grief and Physics.

There’s no scientific reason why time moves forwards. And, after her Dad’s funeral, Lucy is determined to prove that it doesn’t have to.

Dragging her partner Phil into her experiment, Lucy tries rewriting the rules of the universe from her kitchen using Einstein’s theory of relativity…and a lot of burnt toast. But will Lucy and Phil discover the answers she seeks, or simply lose those that they had already?

Asking the question, ‘can you do time travel with a toaster?’, Supernova is a moving and funny new play about love, grief and Physics.

Lizzy Mansfield is a local writer from Newcastle.. Her debut play Supernova is touring the UK this summer, and will be coming to the Durham Assembly Rooms on 11th - 12th July. The play stars Adeola Yemitan (RSC: Much Ado About Nothing) and Emilio Iannucci (The Death of Stalin). It will be directed by Fay Lomas (The Girl Who was Very Good at Lying). 

Adeola Yemitan

The play is inspired by Lizzy’s background as a physicist, and weaves real science through the story. Alongside the performances, there will be an engagement workshop for local schools on 12th July as well as a short talk from Dr. Francesca Chadha Day about access to university physics.

Emilio Iannucci
Lizzy Mansfield’s debut play was a finalist for the Hope Mill Theatre’s ‘Through the Mill’ playwriting competition. Lizzy has a background in comedy in film and TV. She is currently writers’ Assistant on Ted Lasso and was part of BBC Comedy Writer’s Room in 2020-2021. Her short film, An Inorganic Love Story, screened at Cannes Film Festival 2019.

Award-winning director Fay Lomas’ work includes The Girl Who Was Very Good At Lying (Omnibus Theatre; Nominated for 3 Offies, including Best Director); Land Skeins (winner of OnComm Award 2022) and shows at Rose Theatre Kingston, Royal and Derngate Northampton and Arcola.



TW // Grief // sexual content // strong language // mental health issues



Preview: The Mousetrap at Newcastle Theatre Royal


Todd Carty - From The East End to Monkswell Manor


The Mousetrap

Newcastle Theatre Royal

Monday 6 – Saturday 11 February 2023

Star casting has been announced for the 70th Anniversary tour of The Mousetrap – the longest running play in the world – with TV favourite Todd Carty taking to the stage in the role of Major Metcalf at Newcastle Theatre Royal.

Todd Carty as Major Metcalf.
 Photo by Matt Crockett 

With a long career on stage and screen, Toddy Carty is best known for his television roles of Mark Fowler in EastEnders, PC Gabriel Brent in The Bill and Tucker Jenkins in Grange Hill. He was a contestant Dancing on Ice and Celebrity Masterchef. Further casting is to be announced.

The genre-defining murder mystery from Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling novelist of all time, is embarking on a 70-venue tour to mark the anniversary and will visit will all cities to which it originally played 70 years ago, plus many more.

This 70th Anniversary tour marks the first of many ways that The Mousetrap will be celebrating its extraordinary milestone year.

Following its 1952 premiere touring production, The Mousetrap opened in the West End where still to this day, it continues its record-breaking engagement at the St Martin’s Theatre having been performed there over 28,500 times, selling over 10 million tickets.

As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at Monkswell Manor, a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst. One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts. Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim?

The Mousetrap is produced by Adam Spiegel Productions and Directed by Ian Talbot OBE. 


The Mousetrap plays at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Monday 6 – Saturday 11 February 2023. Tickets are priced from £15.00 and can be purchased at or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0191 232 7010.

Review: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory The Musical at Sunderland Empire


Roald Dahl’s
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Musical

Arriving at Sunderland Empire from
2 - 13 August 2023


Further touring dates have been announced for the new production of the West End and Broadway smash hit Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical.

The tour opens at Milton Keynes Theatre on 9 February 2023. The new venues announced today are Theatre Royal, Plymouth (7 – 18 June 2023), Manchester Palace Theatre (4 – 30 July 2023), Sunderland Empire (2 – 13 August 2023), Mayflower, Southampton (16 August – 3 September 2023), Hull New Theatre (6 – 16 September 2023), Bristol Hippodrome (20 September – 8 October 2023), Birmingham Hippodrome (17 October – 5 November 2023) and Liverpool Empire (8 – 26 November 2023).

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical tells the devilishly delicious tale of young golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectionary wizard Willy Wonka.

When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it’s a chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets they’ve always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible and edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.

Featuring memorable songs from the iconic 1970s film as well as a host of new numbers, this sensational musical is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses taking you to a world of pure imagination.

Based on the novel by Roald Dahl and the Warner Bros. film, Charlie and Chocolate Factory - The Musical has a book by David Greig, music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman. It is directed by James Brining and designed by Simon Higlett.

The Leeds Playhouse production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical is produced by Neal Street Productions & Playful Productions.

Show Website:

Tickets on sale from Friday 8th July 2022 from ATG Tickets:


News: Tyne Theatre & Opera House Receives National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant

 Tyne Theatre & Opera House Receives National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant

The Tyne Theatre & Opera House is delighted to announce that it has just been granted an award of £242,000 by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project will help the theatre to develop a number of key elements within its proposed restoration of the grade I listed building. As part of the work the theatre will be engaging with the community to restore its Victorian stage machinery as well as develop a performance calendar database by researching all the performances that took place between 1867, when the theatre first opened, and 1919 when the theatre was converted for cinema use.


Jo Johnson and Michael Wilmot

The project also involves investigating the options for restoring the original “Grand Salon” which was built as an extension to the theatre in 1892 by the owner Joseph Cowen for the lessee Sir Augustus Harris – the owner of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. This space was originally a large front of house space with balconies and was also known for a while as the Westgate Music Hall.

The project will run for twelve months during which time the work will encompass not only the restoration of the existing stage machinery but also the acquisition of “missing” machinery which has been in store for over forty years. The theatre will be looking for community involvement from carpenters and joiners interested in helping with this exciting restoration work.

Michael Wilmot, Chairman of the Tyne Theatre & Opera House Preservation Trust said, “This grant is the beginning of an incredibly exciting journey to restore the theatre back to its former glory and in doing so creating a building unlike any other the theatre in the British Isles. For many years we have not been unable to operate the historic stage machinery and we have also been desperate for new front of house spaces – The National Heritage Lottery Fund have placed their confidence in us to deliver a unique project and that is precisely what we intend to do.”

The development of the performance calendar will be undertaken by members of the theatre, local historians and the triumvirate of North-East Universities, Newcastle Northumbria and Durham who will contribute expertise in theatre history, music and architecture. The project has been developed by Theatresearch historic theatre consultants under the leadership of Dr. David Wilmore who began his professional career at the Tyne Theatre more than 40 years ago.

News: Darlington Hippodrome Proud To Support Pride

Darlington Hippodrome Proud To Support Pride

 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march in the UK – a day when hundreds of LGBTQ+ people and their supporters arrived in London to protest a society where they were not safe to be themselves.

 Today, we live in a society where LGBTQ+ people can live openly and free, where LGBTQ+ lives and history are taught in schools to the next generation.

 Darlington Hippodrome will always be an inclusive venue and is proud to show support for the Pride movement. Inclusive workplaces and venues play a huge part in making sure LGBTQ+ people can feel safe and fulfil their potential.

 Andrew Hutchinson-Clish, Senior House manager told us “‘Pride is important today, more than ever and we take pride at Darlington Hippodrome as being an inclusive venue that welcomes all of our customers. Arts venues have always been a safe place for the LGBT+ community and we will always ensure we are a welcoming venue where people are free to be their authentic selves. We have actively invested in our front of house teams to receive dedicated training to raise awareness and increase confidence in using inclusive language.’

 To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pride, a special art film is currently being created. Called Opening The Closet Doors this is a socially engaged art project facilitated by artist Sarah Li. Sarah has been working with local LGBTQ+ people to create a film exploring LGBTQ+ themes, histories or inspirations in the Darlington Hippodrome archive.

 Sarah said “LGBTQ+ histories have been erased, ignored or lost due to historic policies, societal perceptions and ongoing issues affecting the community. With this project, we hope to start to change that a little by bringing some of these histories to the fore in a creative, explorative way and acknowledging the gaps or difficulties in uncovering these histories”.

 “Building on the amazing work of the artists in the Hippodrome’s archive, we are also planning a special legacy exhibition. This exhibition will celebrate the role of principal boys in Pantomime and showcase the host of famous faces who have played this unique role at the Hippodrome over the last 100 years”.

 The Hippodrome’s Programming and Development Director Heather Tarran-Jones said “The Hippodrome prides itself on creating an open and inclusive atmosphere for our audience, visiting theatre companies and the theatre team.  We’re always proud to support Pride month but just as importantly we are focused on offering a safe and welcoming environment  for the LGBTQ+ community every day of the year.  Opening the Closet Doors offers an exciting glance into the hidden LGBTQ+ stories of the theatre’s past, and we’re delighted to be supporting such a valuable Arts Council funded project and celebrating the findings through the upcoming screening and exhibition.

 Opening The Closet Doors will be screened at Darlington Hippodrome on Thursday 11 August at 7.30pm on a ‘pay wat you can’ basis. For more information or to book call the Box Office on 01325 405405 or visit


Music: Mike & The Mechanics - ‘Refueled!’ 2023 Tour - York Stockton and Gateshead









Mike & The Mechanics, who have sold over ten million records worldwide – announce their ‘Refueled!’ 2023 Tour – all the hits and a drop of Genesis. An epic run of 34 UK concerts in April/May, opening on April 12th at the Barbican, York and including 13­th April at the Globe in Stockton and the 20th April at the Sage, Gateshead

Mike & The Mechanics are Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford (Guitar), Andrew Roachford (lead, backing vocals and keyboards) – one of the UK’s most prolific R&B singers, whose previous hits include ‘Cuddly Toy’ and ‘Family Man’ – and Canadian-born singer, Tim Howar (lead and backing vocals), who formed and toured with his band Van Tramp, has performed with the likes of Rod Stewart and Paulo Nutini, and appeared as The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera in London’s West End.

Tim shares vocal duties with Roachford and they both add a soulful dimension to the band’s already established sound.

The ‘Refueled!’ Tour in 2023, will include tracks from their critically acclaimed, most recent top-10 selling album ‘Out of the Blue’, all the hits, plus some Genesis. Their ninth album features re-workings of some of the band’s best loved tracks, including ‘The Living Years’ and the unforgettable ‘Over My Shoulder’.

Tickets for Stockton Globe, go on general sale Friday 24th June at 10:00am via and for Gateshead Sage from See Tickets - Mike & The Mechanics Tickets | Thursday, 20 Apr 2023 at 7:30 PM or


Preview: Rob Brydon – A Night Of Songs & Laughter at Sunderland Empire


Award-winning comedian

Rob Brydon

tours to Sunderland Empire

For one night only this July!


Rob Brydon – A Night Of Songs & Laughter

Sunderland Empire

Sunday 3 July 2022.

Tickets: *


Award winning comedian Rob Brydon and his eight-piece band take to the road in 2021 with his new show, Rob Brydon – A Night Of Songs & Laughter, marking the first time Brydon has created a show that includes songs and music as well as his acclaimed wit and comedy.

Touring through to Summer 2022, this extensive new tour will travel to over 50 venues across the country, arriving at Sunderland Empire on Sunday 3 July 2022.

With songs from Tom Waits to Tom Jones, and Guys and Dolls to Elvis (and almost everything in between), A Night of Songs & Laughter tells Rob’s personal musical journey from South Wales to the West End and beyond. Audiences can expect Rob’s usual warmth and humour as he regales them with hilarious tales from his distant and recent past.

Interview with Rob Brydon

By James Rampton

Rob Brydon has come to our interview directly from the photo shoot for his new live tour. The comedian deadpans that, "I was looking rather lovely in a suit and freshly pressed shirt. It was a glorious sight to behold. As you know, I'm a very elegant man. I encapsulate a lot of Daniel Craig." A pause. "Albeit after he's been savagely beaten."

This is typical of the marvellous and infectious sense of humour with which Rob has made his name over the last three decades. The tremendous news is that you will be able to witness this first-hand on his new nationwide tour, "A Night of Songs & Laughter", which begins in September 2021, after the previous dates were delayed due to Covid-19.

The twist is that on this tour, as well as his fantastically funny stand-up and his dazzling array of impersonations, Rob will be treating audiences to his superb singing, accompanied by a very talented 8-piece band. "A Night of Songs & Laughter" promises to be a very special night out. You are recommended to book early because tickets are already flying off the shelves.

Rob makes for wonderful company. He is just as entertaining offstage as he is on it. An hour in his company simply flies by. It's like being treated to a command performance – to a very privileged audience of one.

The 54-year-old is an enormously popular and gifted performer. But it's not just me who thinks so. He has won gongs at the British Comedy Awards and the Royal Television Society.

The critics have also been lining up to sing his praises. The Sunday Mirror calls Rob, “The funniest man on TV right now,” and Heat describes his eponymous TV programme as, “An absolute treat of a show – five stars.” While The Independent goes for a more succinct judgement: “Priceless.”

Rob first broke through on TV with such excellent and original programmes as Marion and Geoff, Human Remains and The Keith Barret Show. He went on to gain a huge following from such widely adored comedies as Gavin and Stacey, Would I Lie to You? and The Trip.

But for all his success on TV, Rob has been yearning for a return to his live roots. He articulates why. "Live comedy is just such a buzz. People come just to see you. Sometimes you stand on stage thinking, 'Good God, these people have all gone to the trouble of paying a babysitter and chosen to come and watch my show.' That's a very special feeling."

The comedian goes on to explain in more depth why he is so drawn to live performing. "It feels very natural to me. Sometimes people say, 'I can't imagine getting up on stage and performing. It would be so terrifying.' But you don't choose that life – it's almost a calling, something you just have to do.

"You feel very comfortable on stage, and that grows over time. The more you get used to it, the more it becomes your norm. I like to entertain people and make them laugh. It's a real privilege. As with a lot of things, you appreciate that more as you get older. You stand there on stage and think, 'Wow, this is great!'"

At the same time, because he is known primarily as a comedian, Rob is conscious that performing "A Night of Songs & Laughter" might be regarded as a risky business. But, he asserts, "It's a deliberate risk. I have got to the stage of my career where shows I'm in like Would I Lie To You? and The Trip and stand-up tours return.

“But I want to go outside my comfort zone and test myself. I'll be nervous before this tour thinking, 'What will the reaction be?’ But I'm taking a chance, and the fact that there is risk involved is part of the thrill of it."

Since appearing in a school production of Guys and Dolls, Rob has always loved singing. In 2009, alongside Ruth Jones (who starred alongside him in that production of Guys and Dolls), Robin Gibb, and Sir Tom Jones, he reached number one in the charts with the single "Islands in the Stream", in aid of Comic Relief. He has also performed with such music stars as Neil Diamond, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Sharleen Spiteri.

For all that, Rob is well aware that some people might still be taken aback by what they perceive as a change of tack with "A Night of Songs & Laughter". "It will take some people by surprise. There are so many media outlets nowadays that some people might only know me from Gavin and Stacey or Would I Lie To You?. Those people often say to me, 'I didn't know you could sing', and yet I have sung a lot. I hope this show is a very pleasant surprise for audiences." It certainly will be.

A BAFTA nominated actor who has also starred in such acclaimed films as A Cock and Bull Story, 24-Hour Party People and Blinded by the Light, Rob continues that, "At the end of the day, I'm there to entertain people. I recently went to see Jeff Goldblum play with his band. That was wonderful. That guy was just there to entertain people. He played his songs, but he did lots of other things as well, like film quizzes. The show followed no rulebook.

"I found that very liberating and quite instructive. It showed me that you don't have to follow the rules. You can make the show whatever you want it to be. So that's what I've done with 'A Night of Songs & Laughter'."

Rob, who trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff before moving to a job at BBC Wales, reveals that "A Night of Songs & Laughter" will recount his life story through a series of anecdotes and songs by such varied artists as Paul Simon, George and Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits.

The performer, who possesses a beautifully rich singing voice, explains that, "I go back to my childhood. I was 16 and starting to get interested in girls, but I was always pining from afar. In my teens I lived in Porthcawl, a coastal town in Wales, and all the cool boys were surfers. I wasn't a surfer. I had a go once, but I hurt my knee."

In addition, "My musical taste was never considered cool. I never set much store by stuff being fashionable. I loved David Bowie and The Police, but also Shakin' Stevens and Cliff Richard, which not many boys of my age did. Well, not the ones sitting at the back of the bus!"

Rob identifies another major problem for him during those unhappy teenage years. "I didn't drink. My friends would all drink on a Friday and Saturday, and on a Tuesday and Wednesday, too, just for good measure. That meant they lost their fear of rejection. Unfortunately, I never lost that fear. I knew that I was funny and could make girls laugh. They would want to spend time with me. Had I had the nerve to close the deal with a kiss, I'm sure they would have responded, but I was too frightened.

"I would see Neanderthals from my class with their arm around a girl at the school disco and think, 'How did he manage that? He can't string a sentence together and now it looks as if they're setting up home together'. I talk a lot about my bemusement that girls were going out with those boys. At the time, Joe Jackson's song, 'Is She Really Going Out with Him?' was a big hit, and I sing a bit of that by way of illustration."

Rob wraps up by expressing what he hopes audiences will take away from "A Night of Songs & Laughter". "I hope people will come out happier than when they went in because they've had such a great time. I hope they will have forgotten about the world for two hours. Especially considering the last year we have all had.

"As a performer in the last few years, you can really feel that people just want to escape. It's tangible. People come up to you afterwards and say, 'I'm so glad you didn't talk about the state of the country or the current US President.' My show is an escape. It's a service. People want to go out and be entertained. In times of adversity, which you could definitely say we are in now, people want that more than ever."

Never more than a minute away from the next joke, Rob adds with a wry grin: "Of course, if the box office is still open, a percentage of the audience will be looking for a refund, I don't doubt that. I can only hope that the more forgiving among them will draw a line in the sand and put it behind them!"

As you can see, you are in for a really terrific night of entertainment at "A Night of Songs & Laughter".

Rob Brydon’s varied career began with the TV comedy shows Marion and Geoff and Human Remains in 2000, for which he won British Comedy Awards.  Since then his comedy credits have included A Small Summer Party, The Keith Barret Show, Directors Commentary, Supernova, Cruise Of The Gods, Black Books, I’m Alan Partridge, Little Britain, Live At The Apollo, Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive, QI, The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year, Have I Got News For You, Gavin and Stacey, Rob Brydon’s Identity Crisis, Would I Lie To You and The Trip with Steve Coogan.

He has also appeared in the dramas Oliver Twist, Heroes and Villains: Napoleon, The Way We Live Now, Murder In Mind, Kenneth Tynan: In Praise of Hardcore, Marple and the films 24 Hour Party People, MirrorMask, A Cock and Bull Story and the film Swimming with Men.

In 2009 alongside Ruth Jones, Robin Gibb and Sir Tom Jones, Rob reached number one in the UK charts with the single Islands in The Stream, in aid of Comic Relief. He also embarked on an 87-date tour of the UK with his stand-up show, Rob Brydon Live which included a three week run in London’s West End.  He also recently enjoyed a sold-out tour with Lee Mack and David Mitchell, before his own sell-out tour in 2020.



Rob Brydon – A Night of Songs and Laughter will play at Sunderland Empire for one performance only on Sunday 3 July 2022. Tickets are available from the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 7615* or online at *


*A £3.65 transaction fee applies to telephone and online bookings. Calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your standard network charge.


Preview: Make Hope Possible at Newcastle Live Theatre

 Make Hope Possible – A Little Weekend For Big Ideas 


Make Hope Possible 

Newcastle Live Theatre

Friday 1 - Sunday 3 July 2022


Screen star Toby Jones joins North East legend Charlie Hardwick, Futureheads singer Ross Millward and acclaimed international author Preti Taneja for society-bending festival at Live Theatre Newcastle. 

Toby Jones

Over the course of one radical weekend, Live Theatre, Newcastle becomes a centre for new ideas about society and how it can be reshaped to make the world better, brighter and kinder.  Make Hope Possible from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 July, will bring together writers, thinkers and makers who will present manifestos that explore playfully and seriously how big changes can be made that bring back hope to the world.  

Charlie Hardwick

The weekend opens on Friday 1 July with the official North East launch of Selina Thompson’s acclaimed installation Race Cards followed by the first ever staged reading of writer and activist Preti Taneja’s stunning text Four Models In Bright Hats Think About The Future plus a short piece from Experiments in Imagining Otherwise by black feminist writer Lola Olufemi.  

Preti Taneja

Race Cards features 1000 cards, containing a question about race, hand written by Selina Thompson, one of the most important contemporary theatre artists in the UK. The readings will be followed by live turntables from Mariam Rezaei.  

On Saturday 2 July from 11am to 2pm, internationally acclaimed Metis Arts will run Love Letters To A Liveable Future: An Environmental Workshop for arts practitioners and the general public about making theatre and imagining otherwise in the context of the climate crisis.  

Selina Thompson

From 3pm on Saturday, Emmerdale actor Charlie Hardwick will present a reading of Paint Your Town Red a major new manifesto about how Preston broke away from Westminster and we can too! Charlie will be accompanied by live music from The Futureheads’ Ross Millward.  This will be followed by a panel discussion with Mayor of North of Tyne Jamie Driscoll about community wealth building.  

Race Card

The evening of Saturday 2 July brings an animated reading by celebrated screen actor Toby Jones of Alex Niven’s ground-breaking manifesto New Model Island, about a reshaped Britain.  Newcastle based electronic folk innovator Jayne Dent will perform music from her experimental and beguiling project, Me Lost Me in accompaniment. 

Me Lost Me

The weekend closes on Sunday 3 July from 6pm with Live Theatre Is Curious - The Future Is Queer. Presented by Curious Arts, this exciting celebration showcases work by young people, exploring LGBTQIA+ themes. 

Jack McNamara said:  “We are an unashamedly political theatre. Make Hope Possible is a provocative weekend, dedicated to reshaping society and stirring up a vision of the world that has hope at its centre. As Raymond Williams said, ‘to be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing.’ We’re delighted to be hosting ground breaking thinkers and artists and staging powerful performances for our little weekend of big ideas.” 


Make Hope Possible Calendar of Events 


Saturday 2 July, 11am – 2pm  LOVE LETTERS TO A LIVEABLE FUTURE:                                                               ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS WORKSHOP 

Saturday 2 July, 3pm – 5pm   PAINT YOUR TOWN RED 

Saturday 2 July, 7.30pm NEW MODEL ISLAND 





Make Hope Possible is presented in association with Repeater. Tickets are on sale now for £6 per event and a Make Hope Festival multibuy offer for those wishing to see and do more is available at or via Box Office on (0191) 232 1232.  


Preview: Cinderella at Newcastle Theatre Royal


Flawless, Mick Potts and Oonagh Cox join Cinderella Panto Cast at Newcastle Theatre Royal


Newcastle Theatre Royal

Tuesday 29 November 2022 – Sunday 15 January 2023

Street dance collective and Britain's Got Talent finalists Flawless, Danny & Mick’s Mick Potts and actress Oonagh Cox will be adding more sparkle to this year’s seasonal spectacular when they join panto favourites Danny Adams, Clive Webb, Chris Hayward and Joe McElderry in the magical Cinderella at Newcastle Theatre’s Royal.

Britain's Got Talent stars Flawless, led by Marlon 'Swoosh' Wallen, will amaze panto audience members as the Prince’s Men, performing their jaw-dropping dance routines. Flawless are no strangers to pantomime, having previously performed in productions of Peter Pan, Robin Hood, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Aladdin.

Crowd-pleasing audience favourite Mick Potts from the popular CBBC television programme Danny and Mick and Cirque Du Hilarious returns this year to perform in his 11th panto at Newcastle Theatre Royal, joining the cast in the role of Dandini, the comical servant to the Prince.

Following a successful panto season in Richmond, Oonagh Cox will once again perform in the title role of the protagonist, Cinderella.

Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients and more than a few surprises, Cinderella features laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses.

Join Cinders as she goes from rags to riches, outwits her very wicked sisters and meets her dashing Prince Charming. The clock is ticking, and tickets are selling fast!


Cinderella plays at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tue 29 Nov 2022 – Sun 15 Jan 2023. Tickets are priced from £12.50 and can be purchased at or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0191 232 7010.