Lid Is Lifted On Theatre Royal's 2018 Season

Issue 32

Newcastle Theatre Royal's 2018 season will offer breath-taking dance, thought-provoking drama, feelgood musicals and family shows aplenty.

Dusty the Musical (17-21 July) is a landmark new show based on the authorised biography of Dusty Springfield. It features many of her blazingly soulful pop hits, including I Only Want to Be with You and Son of a Preacher Man.

Perhaps the most anticipated of the season is Kinky Boots (29 Oct 10 Nov), winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. This dazzling show is a joyous story of Brit grit, taking audiences from the factory floor of Northampton to the catwalks of Milan.

Dance fans will also delight with big names including the breath-taking Ballet British Columbia (13-14 Mar). This 18-strong company of dancers will astound UK audiences with their unique blend of classical elegance, contemporary flair and extraordinary skill.

For drama lovers, Sherlock Holmes The Final Curtain (8-12 May) is a gripping new stage show with an all-star cast. When a new case presents itself, Holmes is determined to kill two birds with one stone by solving the mystery and confronting his own demons.

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