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There's Fun For All The Family at Newcastle Theatre Royal This Summer

Theatre royal family shows (c) Graeme Peacock via Newcastle Theatre Royal Social Media
June 2024
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Newcastle Theatre Royal is set to host an enchanting line up of children's shows this summer

From timeless classics to modern adventures, this season is set to deliver unforgettable experiences for youngsters of all ages.

Popular TV presenter, and Strictly Come Dancing finalist Karim Zeroual will lead the cast of the brand-new tour of smash-hit family favourite Madagascar – The Musical as the hilarious King Julien, when it plays Newcastle Theatre Royal (Wednesday 10th–Saturday 13th July 2024).

Based on the hilarious DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – The Musical follows all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, you’ll have no choice but to ‘Move It, Move It!’.

The Zoosters - Madagascar the Musical (Credit Phil Tragen) The Zoosters - Madagascar the Musical (c) Phil Tragen

Spark the imaginations of the youngest theatre-goers when Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out! the live show packed with fun, games and lots of laughs, visits Newcastle Theatre Royal (Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd August 2024).

Based on the much-loved animated Peppa Pig TV series, popular with young fans since 2004, join Peppa, along with her family and friends, as they go to the zoo, and then to the beach for a special party – it’s going to be an exciting and fun packed day! 

Prepare to sing and dance with colourful scarecrows, feed the penguins, build big sandcastles, and even swim in the sea! Packed full of songs, dance and muddy puddles Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out! guarantees giggles and snorts for all Peppa fans and is a perfect introduction to theatre.

Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out! Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out!
Cruella de Vil101D_Press_Landscape_AWOnly photo credit Matthew Pover 101 Dalmatians - The Musical (c) Matthew Pover

Bringing to life a story that has captivated generations, actress, singer and presenter Kym Marsh will play the iconic villain Cruella de Vil in a new musical version of Dodie Smith’s classic book 101 Dalmatians; which will be visiting Newcastle Theatre Royal (Tuesday 27th August–Sunday 1st September 2024). 

Written by Douglas Hodge (music and lyrics) and Johnny McKnight (book), with a stage adaptation by Zinnie Harris, this classic canine caper is brought to life on stage with spectacular puppetry, show-stopping choreography, hilarious songs and irresistible puppies! 

When fashionista Cruella de Vil plots to swipe all the Dalmatian puppies in town to create her fabulous new fur coat, there’s trouble ahead for Pongo and Perdi and their litter of adorable, tail-wagging young pups.

Whether looking to introduce your little-ones to the theatre for the first time or returning to watch a fun-filled adventure, Newcastle Theatre Royal promises performances bursting with magic, laughter and wonder for all the family.

Tickets for all performances can be purchased at or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0191 232 7010.

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