Whether you’re local to the city or you’re visiting here for a day or two, an evening (or matinee) performance at the Theatre Royal can inject a little light entertainment to proceedings and, as always, the programme doesn’t disappoint this August and September.
With the summer months upon us, spending a couple of days in the city would allow for you to enjoy a break away from the norm and whether you’re travelling with children or not, there’s plenty to see and do as well as dropping by the theatre. Take a look at the budget accommodation on offer and book with Travelodge now to take advantage of the great deals available online.
Take a look at some of the planned performances and see if there’s anything that tickles your fancy at the Theatre Royal over the next couple of months:
Room on the Broom – 20th & 21st August
Perfect if you’re taking the kids to Newcastle this summer to keep them occupied during their school break, Room on the Broom is the theatre adaptation of the awesome children’s book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the famous creators of The Gruffalo and more.
With a magical combination of rhyme, humour and puppetry, this brilliant children’s book comes to life on stage.
The Sound of Music – 27th to 31st August
The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic about the lives of the Von Trapp family comes to the theatre Royal stage, courtesy of the Newcastle upon Tyne Musical Theatre Company. With all of the sing-along classics, anyone with a love of this heart-warming tale will love this.
New Jersey Nights – 3rd to 7th September
The international hit show celebrates the magnetic music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and takes the audience on a magical journey through their timeless classics including Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk like a Man and Sherry. Straight from the USA, you can catch this superb show yourself at the beginning of September.
51 Shades of Maggie – 10th to 14th September
Following sell-out shows in Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin, this awesome parody of the bestselling novel, 50 Shades of Grey, tells the story of Maggie Muff and her search for love. Hilarious and naughty, it’s a show for the grown-ups that would be a perfect addition to a girly night out.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 17th to 21st September
Watch as the super-talented Northern Ballet put their spin on the classic Shakespeare tale, in an evening of magical choreography, stunning costumes and spellbinding sets.
Fiddler on the Roof – 24th to 28th September
Anyone old enough to remember the 70s show, Starsky and Hutch, will recognise the name Paul Michael Glaser. He played Starsky in the hit show and will taking the lead role of Tevye, a local milkman who needs to persuade his fellow villagers that traditions can be ‘bent’ a little, in this new production of a worldwide favourite musical.
Rough Justice – 30th September to 5th October
Popular TV actor, Tom Conti, stars in this courtroom drama and murder tale that brings a little seriousness to the stage. This thrilling piece of theatre is one not to be missed if you like to be kept guessing!
With plenty in store on the stage and off, Newcastle has plenty in store this summer. Take a look at the hotel options, today.