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News: Newcastle Theatre Royal in 2024


Visiting Newcastle Theatre Royal in 2024...


Showstopping West-End musicals, awe-inspiring dance performances, breathtaking page-to-stage adaptations, classic tales, brand-new delights, and an adult-only take on a Disney classic; there certainly are treats for all in 2024 at Newcastle Theatre Royal.

Funny, fabulous and feel-good musical, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Tue 16 – Sat 20 Jan) features an all-star cast, including Giovanna Fletcher, John Partridge and Shobna Gulati before captivating, legendary tale, Blood Brothers returns to the venue (Tue 30 Jan – Sat 3 Feb).

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie - Photo: Matt Crockett

Gaz and his mates bare a little more than they ever thought they would when The Full Monty (Tue 27 Feb – Sat 2 Mar) visits the region and Newcastle Musical Theatre Company bring smash-hit musical based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story (Tue 30 Jul – Sat 3 Aug 2024) to life.

THE FULL MONTY.  Photo Ellie Kurttz

There are more classic love stories on offer with An Officer and a Gentleman (Mon 13 – Sat 18 May) and Grease (Mon 10 – Sat 15 Jun), and for those ready to raise a little hell, Bonnie and Clyde The Musical (Tue 1 – Sat 5 Oct) presents the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire nation.

An Officer and A Gentleman - Photo: Manuel Harlan;

Audiences will be transported back to 1960’s Baltimore when Hairspray visits Newcastle (Mon 11 – Sat 16 Nov 2024), and more hairspray will be needed when NOW That’s What I Call A Musical, arrives (Tue 8 – Sat 12 Oct 2024) for a fun filled week bursting with 80’s hits.

It’s an adult night-out when Unfortunate (Tue 2 – Thu 4 Jul 2024) gives Ursula a chance to give her take on what really happened all those years ago under the sea and the incredible Come From Away (Tue 6 – Sat 17 Aug 2024) shares the real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11.

Wizard of Oz - Photo: Marc Brenner

Starring RuPaul’s Drag Race UK winner and Dancing On Ice star The Vivienne as The Wicked Witch Of The West, there’s no place like Newcastle Theatre Royal when The Wizard of Oz lands (Tue 16 – Sun 21 Apr) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is set to excite the next generation of fans as it flies into the region (Tue 4 – Sat 8 Jun 2024).

Peppa Pig Live!

Bluey’s Big Play (Fri 8 – Sun 10 Mar) is the perfect introduction to theatre and in the summer holidays, 101 Dalmatians The Musical bounds into Newcastle for one week only (Tue 27 Aug – Sun 1 Sep 2024). Younger audiences will enjoy Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out (Wed 21 & Thu 22 Aug 2024), packed full of songs, dances and muddy puddles.

Fantastically Great Women – Photo: Pamela Raith

Family tale, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Fri 23 – Sun 25 Feb) and kick ass-pirational stage show Fantastically Great Women (Wed 21 – Sun 25 Feb) join us over the February half term and Madagascar The Musical (Wed 10 – Sat 13 Jul) promises to make you ‘Move It, Move It!’.

Madagascar The Musical

CaroleW Productions take over the Studio stage with their production Limelight (Tue 9 – Sat 13 Apr 2024) and Wor Bella returns (Sat 27 & Sun 28 Apr). The Boy at the Back of the Class (Tue 30 Apr – Sat 4 May 2024) told from a child’s perspective, balances heart and humour, Opera North bring Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte (Thu 14 & Sat 16 Mar) a light-hearted romantic comedy filled with disguises, seduction, and surprises as well as double bill Cavalleria Rusticana / Aleko (Wed 13 & Fri 15 Mar) - the tale of a soldier who returns from war to find his lover has married.

Cosi fan Tutte - Photo: Tristram Kenton

Life of Pi (Tue 23 – Sat 27 Jan 2024) promises jaw-dropping visuals and world-class puppetry, and outstanding, unforgettable theatrical tour de force, The Kite Runner returns to Newcastle Tue 25 – Sat 29 Jun.

Life of Pi

Starring The Wanted’s Max George, Kay Mellor’s The Syndicate (Tue 7 – Sat 11 May 2024) follows the lives of five supermarket employees whose lottery syndicate numbers come in, just as their jobs and livelihoods are under threat and Cluedo 2 – The Next Chapter (Tue 28 May – Sat 1 Jun 2024) brings the classic board game to life.

Both visiting the venue in partnership with Dance Consortium; Sao Paulo Dance Company (Tue 5 & Wed 6 Mar) fuse the elegance of classical ballet with the sensuality of Latin American Dance and QDance Company (Tue 15 & Wed 16 Oct) perform an ode to the richness of Nigerian culture.

Rambert Dance Company visit with their darkly funny dance-comedy entitled Death Trap (Wed 24 & Thu 25 Apr) and classical ballet fans can enjoy Scottish Ballet’s brand-new production of Cinders (Wed 7 – Sat 10 Feb), with an exciting casting surprise in store at each performance.

Devised, Directed and Choreographed by Matthew Bourne.
Photo: Johan Persson

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures perform their take on Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands (Wed 27 Mar – Sat 6 Apr), featuring the hauntingly beautiful music of Danny Elfman and TV dance sensation Johannes Radebe is set to raise the roof in House of JoJo (Sun 19 May).

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller The 39 Steps (Tue 9 – Sat 13 Apr 2024) is brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as four fearless actors play 139 roles in a performance full of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

Bursting with razor-sharp wit, Drop The Dead Donkey (Tue 21 – Sat 25 May), starring its original TV cast members, will leave you in stitches and following their multi-award-winning sell-out success, Mischief return with their riotous spin on a timeless classic, the West End smash hit Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Mon 12 – Sat 17 Feb).

After selling out in 2023, Basic Lee (Sun 11 Feb) sees Stewart Lee return as one man, with one microphone, and one microphone in the wings in case the one on stage breaks. Audiences can join us in conversation with David Suchet (Sun 18 Feb) as he discusses some of his most memorable and beloved performances in a new and intimate light.

Finally, 2024/25 pantomime, The Little Mermaid (Tue 26 Nov 2024 – Sun 12 Jan 2025) will see Newcastle Theatre Royal favourites Danny Adams and Clive Webb return for their 19th year, along with celebrated singer songwriter Joe McElderry and legendary panto dame Chris Hayward.


Tickets for all performances can be purchased at or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0191 232 7010. Can’t decide? Opt for Newcastle Theatre Royal gift vouchers and your friends and family can decide for themselves!

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