What's On - Theatre
In the second production of the Royalty Theatre’s new season, we follow Tony – who has married his wife Margot for her money, and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder: blackmailing a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her, and arranging a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately for Tony, his hired murderer gets murdered and his victim survives… but could he still get away scot-free?
Zog is eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know. Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl is on hand, just as he’s about to face his biggest challenge yet – a duel with Gadabout the Great. Julia Donaldson’s brilliant children’s story is brought to life in this magical adaptation, complete with a sumptuous folk score featuring live musicians. One for all the family.
This smash-hit production of Annie comes to Newcastle for one week only, direct from London’s West End and starring Anita Dobson as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. With its Tony Award-winning book and score, including the unforgettable songs It’s A Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow, you can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll love it.
In this latest dramatic offering from Live Theatre, meet Princess – a cheeky 10-year-old with a plan to win the Weston-Super-Mare Beauty Contest. Trouble is, life isn’t quite that simple. In 1963 Bristol, as Black British Civil Rights campaigners are walking onto the streets, Princess finds out what it really means to be black and beautiful.
Mix-ups, mayhem and muscle memory feature heavily in this comedic and heart-warming exploration of how the mind recovers after trauma. With a creative mash-up of witty dialogue, puppetry, original music and raucous comedy, it’s a shoe-in for success.
This quirky new production explores the lives, loves and laughs of regulars in a Northern boozer – where time may pass, and punters are becoming few and far between, but the pub always remains standing (just). It could soon be last orders for the struggling landlord and lady, but when a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presents itself, will either of them have the courage to turn their backs on the pub and, more importantly, each other?
Louisa May Alcott's classic novel is brought to life by the inimitable Progressive Players in what promises to be a brilliant adaptation, telling the timeless story of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy during the American Civil War.
Winner of the 2018 WhatsOnStage Award, this exuberant 50th anniversary production of the legendary rock musical Hair bursts in full psychedelic glory at the Sunderland Empire this May, direct from a sell-out run on London’s West End. It’s 1967, the ‘Age of Aquarius’, and Hair’s hippie ‘tribe' youngsters in the East Village of New York are yearning to change the world. Wild, colourful, sexually-liberated and free, they are united in protest and song, all under the shadow of the Vietnam War.
Bill Kenwright's superb production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's sparkling family musical comes to Darlington Hippodrome this May – retelling the biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colours. Go, Go, Go (and see) Joseph.