Artwork - FTPThis big, bold and beautiful musical comedy will begin its UK tour at Leicester’s Curve theatre on 9 September 2015 and will then tour to more than 25 venues across the UK, including a Christmas residency at Birmingham Alexandra Theatre in December 2015.

Tony Maudsley (Edna Turnblad) and Peter Duncan (Wilbur Turnblad) in Hairspray. Credit Ellie Kurttz.jpgHairspray will star Tony Maudsley (ITV1’s Benidorm) as Edna Turnblad, TV and stage actress and presenter Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita, Guys and Dolls) as Velma Von Tussle, Olivier Award nominated actor and much-loved Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan (BBC1 Tumble) as Wilbur Turnblad and British singer and West End performer Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, The X Factor) as Motormouth Maybelle.

Freya Sutton will reprise the role of Tracy Turnblad alongside established musical theatre performerJon Tsouras (A Chorus Line) who will play the role of Corny Collins. Dex Lee (The Scottsboro Boys) will play Seaweed, Ashley Gilmour (Miss Saigon) will play Link Larkin, Lauren Stroud (Wicked) will play Amber, Monique Young (Top Hat) will play Penny, Karis Jack (Urinetown) will play Little Inez, Adam Price (Hairspray) will play Male Authority Figure, Tracey Penn (Made in Dagenham) will play Female Authority Figure and Layton Williams (Bad Education, Billy Elliot) will play Duane.Freya Sutton (Tracy Turnblad) in Hairspray. Credit Ellie Kurttz.jpg

It’s Baltimore 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way.

Hairspray is a musical based on the 1988 film of the same name which starred Divine and Ricki Lake by cult filmmaker John Waters. With music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Hairspray originally opened to rave reviews on Broadway in 2002 and subsequently won eight Tony Awards. The production opened in London at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2007 and won four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical. Proving to be an international success, Hairspray has also opened in South Africa, Japan, South Korea, China and Dubai. Following the musical’s phenomenal success on stage, a film of the musical was released in 2007 which starred John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and James Marsden.

The cast of Hairspray. Credit Ellie Kurttz.jpgHairspray is produced by Mark Goucher and Laurence Myers, Tom O’Connell for QNQ, Just for Laughs Theatricals, Gale King Productions and Curve theatre, Leicester.




2015 / 16 UK Tour

9 – 19 September
Curve theatre, Leicester
60 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB
Box Office: 0116 242 3595

21 – 26 September
New Theatre Oxford
George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AG
Box Office: 0844 871 7607

28 September – 3 October
Royal and Derngate, Northampton
Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP
Box Office: 01604 624 811

5 – 10 October
Malvern Theatre
Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3HB
Box Office: 01684 892 277

12 – 17 October
Liverpool Empire
Lime Street, Liverpool, L1 1JE
Box Office: 0844 871 3017

19 – 24 October
Hull New Theatre
Kingston Square, Hull, HU1 3HF
Box Office: 01482 300 300

26 – 31 October
Manchester Palace Theatre
97 Oxford Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 6FT
Box Office: 0844 871 3019

2 – 7 November
New Wimbledon Theatre
93 The Broadway, London SW19 1QG
Box Office: 0844 871 7646

9 – 14 November
The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
Morley Street, Bradford, BD7 1AJ
Box Office: 01274 432 000

16 – 21 November
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
22 – 26 Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 1GE
Box Office: 023 8071 1811

23 – 28 November
Ipswich Regent Theatre
3 St Helen’s Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, 1P4 1HE
Box Office: 01473 433 100

30 November – 12 December
Theatre Royal Brighton
New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1SD
Box Office: 0844 871 7627

14 December – 9 January 2016
Birmingham Alexandra Theatre
Station Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DS
Box Office: 0844 871 3011

18 – 30 January
Newcastle Theatre Royal
100 Grey Street, Newcastle, NE1 6BR
Box Office: 0844 811 2121

1 – 6 February
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL
Box Office:  0845 270 8200

8 – 13 February
The Lyceum, Sheffield
55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA
Box Office: 0114 249 6000

15 – 20 February
Cambridge Corn Exchange
2 Wheeler Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QB
Box Office: 01223 357 851

22 – 27 February
Edinburgh Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
Box Office: 0844 871 7627

7 – 12 March
Bristol Hippodrome
St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UZ
Box Office: 0844 871 3012

14 – 19 March
New Victoria Theatre, Woking
The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking, GU21 6GQ
Box Office: 0844 871 7645

21 – 16 March
Cardiff New Theatre
Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3LN
Box Office: 02920 878 889

4 – 9 April
Milton Keynes Theatre
500 Malborough Gate, Buckinghamshire, MK9 3NZ
Box Office: 0844 871 7652

18 – 23 April
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR
Box Office: 01752 267 222

25 – 30 April
The Marlowe, Canterbury
The Friars, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AS
Box Office: 01227 787 787

2 – 7 May
The Churchill Theatre, Bromley
High Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1HA
Box Office: 0844 871 7620

9 – 14 May
Regent Theatre, Stoke
Piccadilly, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1AP
Box Office: 0844 871 7627

16 – 21 May
Southend Palace Theatre
430 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9LA
Box Office: 01702 351 135




JS51215276From Tuesday 18 August 2015, Matt Corner will play the role of Frankie Valli in the ongoing UK and Ireland tour of Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS. Matt previously played the role at certain performances.

Sam Ferriday as Bob Gaudio, Lewis Griffiths as Nick Massi and Stephen Webb as Tommy DeVito will continue in their roles. Michael Pickering will join the cast to play the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances.

Also joining the tour cast will be Mark Heenehan as Gyp DeCarlo, Joel Elferink as Bob Crewe, Joe Maxwell as Norm Waxman and Samantha Hull as Francine, with Ste Clough, Tom Partridge and Amy West.

Continuing in their roles are Nathaniel Morrison as Barry Belson, Damian Buhagiar as Joe Pesci, Henry Davis as Hank Majewski, Leanne Garretty as Lorraine, Amelia Adams-Pearce as Mary Delgado, with Dayle Hodge.

JERSEY BOYS has been seen by over 22 million people worldwide and is firmly established as one of London’s longest running and most popular shows, where it continues to play at the Piccadilly Theatre.

JERSEY BOYS is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks. These four boys from New Jersey became one of the most successful bands in pop history, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 100 million records worldwide, all before they turned 30.  The show is packed with their hits, including Beggin’, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, December, 1963 (Oh What a Night), Big Girls Don’t Cry, My Eyes Adored You, Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got), Bye Bye Baby, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back to You, Fallen Angel, Rag Doll and Who Loves You.

Winner of Broadway’s Tony, London’s Olivier and Australia’s Helpmann Awards for Best New Musical, JERSEY BOYS is the winner of 57 major awards worldwide. As well as still running on Broadway and in the West End, and on tour in the UK and Ireland, JERSEY BOYS can be seen in Las Vegas and across the United States on its US National Tour.

JERSEY BOYS is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.  The UK Tour will be staged by the entire original Broadway creative team, led by director Des McAnuff and choreographer Sergio Trujillo, with scenic design by Klara Zieglerova, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy and projections design by Michael Clark.  The orchestrations are by Steve Orich and the music supervision and vocal arrangements by Ron Melrose.

The UK and Irish Tour of JERSEY BOYS is produced by Dodger Theatricals, David Ian / Michael Watt and Ambassador Theatre Group, with Joseph J. Grano, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, in association with Latitude Link, Rick Steiner, DHST Inc.

For further details visit


The new cast will appear from 18 August at Theatre Royal Plymouth onwards.


23 June – 4 July

Liverpool Empire

0844 871 3017

7 – 18 July

Norwich Theatre Royal
01603 63 00 00
21 July – 1 August
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
029 2063 6464

4 – 15 August

Southampton Mayflower
02380 711811

18 August – 5 September

Theatre Royal Plymouth
01752 267222

8 – 19 September

0844 871 3022

22 September – 3 October

Waterside Theatre Aylesbury                                                                                         
0844 871 7607

27 October – 7 November


10 – 21 November

Venue Cymru Llandudno                                                                                               
01492 872000

24 November – 5 December

Congress Theatre Eastbourne                                                                                       
01323 412000

8 December – 3 January

Theatre Royal Glasgow
0844 871 7647


13 – 23 January

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
0818 719 377

26 January – 6 February

Royal and Derngate, Northampton                                                                                   
01604 624811

9 – 20 February

Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton                                                                                     
 01902 429 212



Joan Armatrading is to perform at Darlington Civic Theatre on Thursday 23 July as part of her final major world tour.

Three times Grammy nominated, Brit award nominee and Ivor Novello winner, producer and musician Joan Armatrading MBE is recognised as one of the world’s leading singer / songwriter / guitarists.

This is a fantastic opportunity to see Joan perform songs spanning the whole of her career including Love and Affection, Willow, Drop the Pilot and Me Myself I.

Joan said “I will never retire but this will be the last major tour that I will undertake. For the first time these concerts will be me solo on stage playing the guitar and piano and singing. I want these concerts to be a special, lively, interactive one to one experience. I have absolutely enjoyed the last 42 years of performances but now, with my final major tour, I want to capture a unique memory for both myself and the audience.”

Joan Armatrading is at Darlington Civic Theatre on Thursday 23 July. Tickets* are £28.50 and £30.50.

*Includes £1 restoration levy

To book contact the Box Office on 01325 486 555 or visit



LtoR Noel Sullivan and Mark Benton in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Leeds Grand TheatreMark Benton and Noel Sullivan stopped off for a quick pic as they arrived at Leeds Grand Theatre yesterday (Tuesday 30th June) for the opening of the West End Hit Show Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.


The pair are clearly enjoying each other’s comedic company – jostling for the camera, exchanging banter and jovially endorsing a Noel Sullivan album on sale at the theatre as part of the show’s merchandise.  “It’s great to be back in ‘Costa del Leeds’’ joked Sullivan as they stepped out into the heatwave on Briggate.

Based on the legendary 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Michael Caine and Steve Martin the comedy-musical is at Leeds Grand Theatre until this Saturday 4th July.

Starring Michael Praed (Robin of Sherwood), Noel Sullivan (Hear’Say, We Will Rock You), Carly Stenson (Hollyoaks, Spamalot, Shrek) and Mark Benton (Waterloo Road, Doctor Who, Hairspray), audiences will be transported to the luxurious lap of the French Riviera where the decadent world of sophisticated conman Lawrence Jamieson (Praed) is set to come crashing down with the arrival of larger-than-life Freddy Benson (Sullivan) – a conman of an entirely different order. 


Soon realising the town ain’t big enough for the both of them, the two find themselves going head to head in the con of their lives, pulling out all of the stops in a bid for the affections of millionaire soap heiress Christine Colgate (Stenson).  Little do they know what they’ve let themselves in for.

Noel Sullivan was last in Leeds with We Will You Rock You also at The Grand. He said:

Leeds Grand is such a beautiful theatre … I like playing up north because in places like Leeds people go out for a good time and you really feel the difference down south where I think people are a bit more reserved.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is at Leeds Grand Theatre until  Saturday 4th July


Tickets are on sale now at £25


Book online at or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700


The Ghost Train Review

Civic Theatre, Darlington – 30 June 2015

Arnold Ridley’s Ghost Train arrives in Darlington this week in a tense thriller.

Telling the tale of a very mixed group of passengers reluctantly  spending the night in the bleak Fal Vale station in Cornwall because there is no train to the next stop, Truro, for nine hours.  Sam Hodgkin (Jeffrey Holland) is hugely-believable as the grumpy station master who regales them with spooky tales, with a warning that the place is haunted, and anyone who sees the ghost train will die.

Ben Roddy as Richard Winthrop and Corrinne Wicks as his wife Elsie excel as they argue their way towards a separation while Chris Sheridan and Sophie Powles are perfectly cast as newly weds Charles and Peggy Murdock.   Judy Buxton is the eccentric Miss Bourne, who has a parrot in a cage, and for someone supposed to be teetotal can knock back her spirits, and spends the majority of the play comatose on the table.  However,  Tom Butcher stealing most of the laughs as upper class twit Teddie Deakin, who seemingly pulled the communication cord as a joke but we learn that there’s more to him than the nitwit in waistcoat, loud tweeds and plus-fours jumping about like a jack in a box.

Liz Garland as Julia Price, along with David Janson (her brother Herbert Price)  and John Hester as Dr Sterling introduce a sinister note to the proceedings, while William Towler as a small but important part as police officer Jackson.

The waiting room set is simple yet effective, and there is excellent use of light to suggest the passing of trains outside, and of sound to convey the raging storm.  And the costumes, Wicks and Powles in particular, are glorious and beautiful.

To be honest, time has not been kind to some parts of The Ghost Train script and it’s interesting to consider how much of the phraseology which would have been commonplace 90 years ago, now sounds simply comical, creating far more laughter than would have originally been intended.  But the story has suspense and tension with more than one jump-out-of-your-seat moment, and a twist in the tale.  Its then such a shame that such a well written play seems to end so suddenly, as if Ridley ran out of time and idea’s.  An extra ten minutes and the ending could have been so much better.

In Darlington until Saturday 4th July

Darlington ArtsSpark students to showcase their dancing and theatre skills in a special, one-off performance at Darlington Civic Theatre on Tuesday 14 July.


Darlington ArtsSpark students to showcase their dancing and theatre skills in a special, one-off performance at Darlington Civic Theatre on Tuesday 14 July.

Darlington Civic Theatre’s youth dance and drama group, ArtsSpark will be celebrating the best of their young performers when they present a special one-off performance.

Young people aged seven and over will be taking part in the event, to share work that they have created during their Youth Theatre and dance sessions throughout the year.

It promises to be a fun and exciting evening of performances with eighty young people taking part under the direction of the ArtsSpark tutor team.

ArtsSpark youth sessions provide a safe, welcoming environment for young people to create, explore and participate in quality theatre activity leading to regular performances such as this special showcase.

The ArtsSpark Showcase is at Darlington Civic Theatre on Tuesday 14 July. Tickets are £4, discounts £2

To book contact the Box Office on 01325 486 555 or visit

Idris Elba: No Limits airs on Discovery Channel from July 6th at 9pm

Idris Elba takes on the world’s toughest racing challenges for Discovery Channel’s new series Idris Elba: No Limits

download (5)Golden Globe-winning and Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer Idris Elba is to push his body, mind and engineering know-how to the limit by racing on land and in the air for a new four part series for Discovery Channel, airing July 2015.

This explosive new series, titled Idris Elba: No Limits, will see Idris immerse himself into a range of speed challenges across the disciplines of rally driving, drag racing, aerobatics, as well as an attempt to break the “Flying Mile” record set by Malcolm Campbell in 1927.

Idris will join up with the very best professional teams, take on challenges and receive coaching from some of the world’s leading pilots and drivers across the world including rally driving legend Jimmy McRae, aerobatics champion Ed Cyster, drag racing icon Antron Brown and rally champion Ari Vatanen – all of whom will mentor him to take on a series of extreme, high-speed challenges.

Each episode starts with Idris visiting a renowned motor sport competition, shot on locations including Florida, California, the United Kingdom and Ireland, that will inspire his mission to take on some of the toughest racing disciplines in the world. To push his car or plane to the utter limit, Idris gets under the bonnet and miles under his belt, to prepare for the big race day that will see him go head to head with the professionals.

Idris Elba, said: “I’m taking on the toughest racing challenges of my life for this new Discovery TV series. Along the way I’ll meet extraordinary individuals, spectacular machines and hear amazing stories of how far people go to satisfy their love of speed. The extreme challenges will take me right out of my comfort zone as I compete against the best on land and in the air.”

Please see below for some clips from Episode 1 in which Idris takes on the legendary Circuit of Ireland rally.

Training schedule –

Heading to Monaco –

No margin for error –

Legendary Circuit of Ireland rally –

Rocky Horror Picture Show

“Still the sexiest and funniest show in town”

Evening Standard










Produced by Howard Panter for Ambassador Theatre Group

Since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show has become the world’s favourite Rock N’ Roll musical. It has been performed worldwide for over 40 years in over 30 countries and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Director Christopher Luscombe created a stunning new production to celebrate the 40th Anniversary and this critically acclaimed version of the classic show is back by popular demand, now embarking on a year-long national adventure starting at Brighton’s Theatre Royal on 14 December 2015.

X Factor finalist and star of the stage version of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Diana Vickers will star in the role of Janet Weiss. S Club 7 star, Paul Cattermole, will play the role of Eddie and Dr. Scott. Emmerdale actor. Ben Freeman, will join Diana and Paul, playing the role of Brad Majors. Following his huge success in over 900 performances of the 40th Anniversary Global Tour of The Rocky Horror Show, Kristian Lavercombe returns as Riff Raff. Further casting to be announced soon.

image015Diana Vickers (Janet) first came to public attention in 2008 when she was a finalist on The X Factor, before signing a record deal with RCA Records and getting a number one single and album. After her second album, Diana starred in the West End production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, for which she received excellent reviews from the press and the role won her the Theatregoers’ Choice Awards ‘London Newcomer of the Year’. She then went on to star in the West End production of Duck House alongside Ben Miller and Simon Shepherd.

image016Paul Cattermole (Eddie / Dr. Scott) has just completed the sold out S Club 7 Bring It All Back 2015 UK Tour with the other members of S Club 7 after they reformed at the start of the year. The group initially shot to fame in 1999 and had four number one singles and a number one album, as well as a series of TV shows including Miami 7, LA 7,Hollywood 7 and Viva S Club. Paul and the rest of S Club 7 also performed at Party At The Palace as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubliee celebrations on 1 June 2002.

image017Ben Freeman (Brad) is best known for playing the role of Scott Windsor in Emmerdale, but he also starred on stage in the West End productions of Legally Blonde, Dreamboats and Petticoats and Wicked. He has also starred as The Fonz in the UK touring production of Happy Days.

Kristian Lavercombe (Riff Raff) delighted fans when he starred in over 900 performances of The Rocky Horror Showas Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show’s 2013 / 2014 40th Anniversary World Tour in 2013, before continuing in the role as part of the global 40th Anniversary Tour.

This musical extravaganza features all of its famous musical classics including “Science Fiction/Double Feature”, “Dammit Janet” and of course, the timeless floor-filler, “The Time-Warp”.

The Rocky Horror Show was first performed on 19 June 1973 at the Royal Court Theatre and continues to break box office records around the world, currently selling out in Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Austria. It tells the story of Brad and his fiancée Janet, two squeaky clean college kids who meet Dr Frank’n’Furter by chance when their car breaks down outside his house whilst on their way to visit their former college professor. It is an adventure they’ll never forget, with fun, frolics, frocks, and frivolity, bursting with timeless songs and outrageous outfits. Directed by Christopher Luscombe, The Rocky Horror Show is a guaranteed party, which famously combines science-fiction, horror, comedy and music and encourages audience participation meaning, of course, getting dressed in your most outrageous fancy dress.

Many stars, including Russell Crowe, Tim Curry, Jerry Springer and Meatloaf have appeared in The Rocky Horror Show over the past four decades. Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Showis the boldest bash of them all. Be warned, this show has rude parts!

What the press have said about The Rocky Horror Show:


“Panto for grown-ups – colourful, in your face, relentlessly energetic and high on audience participation” – The Times


“Hard to think of another musical quite as unique as this. Christopher Luscombe’s affectionate production feels like a genuine blast from the past” – Mail on Sunday


“As delightfully naughty as ever!”Daily Telegraph


“So fast, so funny, so sexy”Daily Mail


The Rocky Horror Show 2015 / 2016 UK Tour Dates


14 December– 2 January 2016    Brighton: Theatre Royal                               0844 871 7650

04 – 16 January 2016                       Manchester: Opera House                         0844 871 3018

25 – 30 January 2016                       Birmingham: New Alexandra Theatre       0844 871 3011

01 – 06 February 2016                    Liverpool: Empire Theatre                           0844 871 3017

15 – 20 February 2016                    Sunderland: Empire Theatre                       0844 871 3022

29 February – 5 March 2016         Wimbledon: New Wimbledon Theatre     0844 871 7646

07 – 12 March 2016                          Torquay: Princess Theatre                           0844 871 3023

28 March – 2 April 2016                  Edinburgh: Playhouse Theatre                    0844 871 3014

11 – 16 April 2016                             York: Opera House                                        0844 871 3024

18 – 23 April 2016                             Aylesbury: Waterside Theatre                    0844 871 7607

02 – 07 May 2016                              Richmond: Richmond Theatre                     0844 871 7651

23 – 28 May 2016                              Stoke: Regent Theatre                                  0844 871 7649

27 June – 2 July 2016                        Woking: New Victoria Theatre                    0844 871 7645

18 – 23 July 2016                               Bristol: Hippodrome                                       0844 871 7652

22 – 27 August 2016                        Glasgow: King’s Theatre                                                                                0844 871 7648


Further dates and details to be announced

Please note that Diana Vickers, Ben Freeman, Paul Cattermole and Kristian Lavercombe will perform from 14 December 2015 through to 28 May 2016.

For online bookings and show times please visit

Ticket prices range from £12.90 – £51.90 (with additional booking fee)

Additional discounts are available for ATG Theatre Card Holders and Millennium Club Members.

Witness for the Prosecution

28 July – 30 August 2015 – Leeds Civic Hall

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“One of the best pieces of theatre you’ll see this year” The Northern Echo

The prosecution calls for their first witness – and many others – to come and watch first-hand a courtroom theatre production like no other. This summer Agatha Christie’s most celebrated courtroom drama Witness for the Prosecution returns in a thrilling new and memorable way. Join us in the historic Chambers of Leeds Civic Hall for a unique, in-the-round theatre experience not to be missed.

How say you, guilty or not? Leonard Vole stands accused of murdering a rich widow. The stakes are high – a shocking witness testimony, impassioned outbursts from the dock and a young man’s fight to escape the hangman’s noose. You must shut out from your minds everything except what will take place in this court…

As someone who has booked a performance at Leeds Grand Theatre you can take advantage of an exclusive early bird booking offer for performances on the 28 & 29 July and 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6 August 2015 (press night 29 July 2015)


Standard Bookings
Ticket Discount: £4 per ticket*
Offer Code: JUSTICE1

Group Bookings of 4+
Ticket Discount: £5 per ticket*
Offer Code: JUSTICE2

Book Now 0844 848 2700 /

Further information here

*T&Cs: Offer valid until 6th July 2015. Offer available on full ticket price only. Concession tickets can not be used in conjunction with this offer. Applicable to Leeds dates only.

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Pamela Raith
Pamela Raith

The explosive new production of Jesus Christ Superstar, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ground-breaking rock opera, is set to entertain audiences when it comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal from Mon 14 – Sat 19 September 2015, as part of its major UK tour.


Leading performer Glenn Carter returns as Jesus, a role he has played in the West End, on Broadway and in film. His extensive musical theatre credits include leading roles in Whistle Down the Wind, Les Misérables, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Godspell and Merrily We Roll Along.


Australian star Tim Rogers made his UK stage debut 15 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Tim’s musical theatre credits include The Man in Whistle Down the Wind (UK Tour and West End), West Side Story, Jersey Boys, The Full Monty, Aspects of Love and the title role in Jekyll & Hyde at the Union Theatre. Most recently he starred in Carousel at the Arcola Theatre London.


X Factor finalist Rachel Adedeji plays Mary Magdalene direct from the UK and European tour of Thriller Live. The cast also includes David Burilin, Alistair Lee, Ed Handoll, Andy Barke, Tim Oxbrow, Richard J Hunt, Johnathan Tweedie, Cellen Chugg Jones, Michael Ward and Lizzie Ottley.


Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright reunite to direct Jesus Christ Superstar, a partnership that has seen them at the helm of iconic musicals including Evita (in the West End and on tour) and Blood Brothers; a show they have directed for almost 30 years, scooping up no less than four awards for best musical in London and seven Tony Award nominations on Broadway.


Jesus Christ Superstar exploded onto the musical scene in 1971. Stunning audiences, it changed the face of musical theatre forever. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera tells the story of the last seven days in the life of Jesus through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.


As compelling today as it was at its inception over 40 years ago, Jesus Christ Superstar features some of musical theatre’s most legendary songs from I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Everything’s Alright, Gethsemane and Superstar.


Jesus Christ Superstar appears at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Monday 14 – Saturday 19 September 2015. Tickets from £13 (pay 50p less per ticket when you book online). Tickets can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21, (calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge) or select your own seat and book online