Theatre Royal Announces Exhilarating Spring/summer 2020 Season

Issue 54

Newcastle Theatre Royal has recently announced a jam-packed programme of new shows as it launches its Spring/Summer 2020 season.

Bursting with spectacular musicals, powerful drama and laugh-out-loud comedy, the new season will continue to bring the finest touring productions in the country to the North East. Carrying David (9-10 Apr) from local writer and director Ed Waugh tells the inspiring story of how local hero Glenn McCrory, inspired by his terminally ill brother, became the first world champion boxer from the region.

Stephen Tompkinson stars in the popular British comedy Educating Rita (18-23 May), which tells the story of married hairdresser Rita and her tutor Frank who come to realise how much they have to teach each other.

The summer sees new neighbours move in when the kooky The Addams Family (30 Jul-8 Aug) make themselves at home in the spectacular musical comedy. Making a much-anticipated return following its sell-out run in 2017, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (18-22 Aug) chronicles the remarkable rise to stardom of one the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

Pop superstar Beverley Knight will take to the stage in The Drifters Girl (5-19 Sep), a new show from Newcastle born producer Michael Harrison. Making its world premiere at Newcastle Theatre Royal, the show tells the story of one of the world’s greatest vocal groups and Faye Treadwell, the legendary manager who made them.

It was the television quiz show scandal that gripped the nation. In April 2003, Army Major Charles Ingram, his wife and coughing accomplice were convicted for cheating on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The audience gets the chance to decide if he was really guilty in Quiz (21-26 Sep).

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