World’s oldest theatre newspaper The Stage shakes up iconic design

The world’s oldest theatre publication, The Stage, marks the completion of a raft of improvements on November 26, 2015, with a relaunch of the weekly in print.

The print redesign follows a comprehensive revamp of editorial content last year and is the final chapter in a year-long project to overhaul The Stage across all its platforms. It will see the retirement of The Stage’s iconic black and white masthead which will be replaced with the new white-on-teal version designed for the relaunch of The Stage website in February this year.

The redesign brings the print product in line with the website and features a cleaner, more modern look to reflect the updated editorial content, with a streamlined colour palette focusing on the new teal brand colour.

The Stage continues to carry incisive editorial on the theatre business and publishes more theatre reviews from across the UK than any other publication.

Alistair Smith, print editor of The Stage, said:
“Over its 135-year history, The Stage has always moved with the times, evolving its design to reflect contemporary tastes. As The Stage website becomes more and more central to an ever-growing readership, we wanted to unite the paper and website under a single design to reflect the fact that readers can access all the great news, reviews, opinion and features we offer in whatever way suits them – whether that be in print, on a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

“We launched the new design online earlier this year, where it has proved extremely popular, and we are now rolling it over into our weekly print newspaper. Readers will still be able to enjoy all the great, exclusive coverage they’re used to getting from The Stage, but presented in a cleaner, more modern and easy-to-digest way.”

About The Stage
The Stage Media Company Limited provides news and services for the UK entertainment and performing arts industry.
Established in 1880, The Stage is a must read for those with an involvement or interest in the performing arts industry in the UK and beyond, offering theatre news, reviews, advice and more. The newspaper is published every Thursday and is available to purchase for just £2.10 from newsagents around the country. It is also available for download as a digital edition. The website ( is read by 450,000 unique users a month. The Stage also publishes an annual list of the 100 most influential people in theatre and the performing arts, The Stage 100, and runs The Stage Awards, recognising the best organisations operating within the UK theatre industry.



Final headerNewcastle Theatre Royal has announced record sales for next year’s panto before this year’s production has even opened! It follows the announcement that the 2016/17 panto starring seasonal favourites Danny Adams, Clive Webb, and Chris Hayward will be Cinderella – the greatest panto of them all! (22 Nov ’16 – Sun 15 Jan ’17).

Audiences have been going wild for Cinderella ever since the advanced booking date opened last week to Theatre Royal Friends, Groups and Advantage members and with tickets going on sale to the public today, the Theatre is getting its Box Office staff ready for an extra busy period.

Chief Executive Philip Bernays said: “It is wonderful to see that year on year our sales are going from strength to strength andCinderella has already overtaken the sales we had achieved for Dick Whittington at this same point last year.

“The popularity of our panto is testimony to the quality of both the actors and creative team and we are delighted that Danny, Clive and Chris will be joining us again next year under the expert direction of talented West-End producer Michael Harrison, who we are proud to call a close friend of the Theatre Royal.”

Cinderella will see Danny Adams play Buttons, Clive Webb play Baron Hardup and Chris Hayward play The Fairy Godmother in what promises to be a glittering production sure to delight all the family.

Cinderella will be brought spectacularly to life in a sumptuous production packed with special effects, family-friendly comedy, stunning sets, outrageously dazzling costumes, and that most magical pantomime moment when Cinderella is transported to the Prince’s Ball with the help of a pumpkin, some mice and lots of Fairy Godmother magic!


Newcastle Theatre Royal panto-goers can also be certain of an enchanting score, magnificent dance routines and of course all the latest special effects, provided by The Twins FX, for which the panto has become renowned for in recent years.

Cinderella is produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer, which will stage 24 productions throughout the UK this Christmas.

Cinderella appears at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tuesday 22 November 2016 – Sunday 15 January 2017. Tickets are available from £13.00 and can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge) or book online at

Imogen Stubbs to star in new drama at the King’s Head Theatre, Jan 2016

Paul Minx and the So and So Arts Club present:

starring Imogen Stubbs and Michael Brandon
12 January – 30 January 2016


After a successful first outing as part of the So and So Arts Club’s Hopefull Rep season at the Hope Theatre last August, Paul Minx’s Offie-nominated drama The Long Road South transfers to the King’s Head Theatre in January, starring Imogen Stubbs (famous for her work with the RSC, as well as a wide-ranging and prolific theatrical career) and Michael Brandon (Episodes, Gallivant).

“a serious, deeply satisfying 90 minutes” The Stage

Set in Indiana 1965 during the long, hot summer of the civil rights movement, the world and that of the Price family is about to change. Their two domestic workers, Grace and Andre, intend to collect their wages and head South to join the voting rights marches. And the Price family — Jake, Carol Ann and their teenage Lolita — are each determined to make them stay.

Laced with wit and bitter irony, The Long Road South tells the story of how a man is forced to confront his demons and go to the lengths of his being to find out who he is and get what’s rightly his.

“an arresting, potent watch with a lot of bold statements to make” The Upcoming

Writer Paul Minx says “The play tells the story of an African-American man who helped raised me. He was gentle, religious and angry – all at the same time. He wanted to be part of the American civil rights movement but never found the personal courage to march or get involved. He didn’t think he was good enough. He was brought down by the ‘day-to-day racism’ – the constant reminders African-Americans received that they weren’t as good as whites. This is the hardest prejudice to fight and it ate away at his soul. I wrote the play as a testament to him.”

The cast also includes Krissi Bohn (Coronation Street, The Bogus Woman), Cornelius McCarthy (Out Of Joint’s Our Country’s Good) and Lydea Perkins (She Stoops To Conquer, Theatre Royal Bath). The show will be directed by Sarah Berger, who founded the So and So Arts Club; a collective of 1200 artists from nine countries, cross-generational and cross-discipline, who have come together to generate paid work. The play was cast by Kate Plantin CDG.

After a bombastic, exciting and innovative 45th year, the King’s Head continues its new artistic policy of being a crucible of new writing and critical rediscoveries, whilst also welcoming the much-anticipated return of pub opera, with the aim of being the best pub theatre in London. The King’s Head offers an unashamedly broad church of programming including theatre, musical theatre and opera, transfers to and from the biggest arts festivals in the world, and a trail-blazing policy of ethical employment on the fringe – if it’s on here, you won’t see it anywhere else.



LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Cast of the National Youth Theatre West End REP season perform at the National Youth Theatre fundraiser at Bloomsbury Hotel on November 23, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

National Youth Theatre FundraiserOn Monday 23 November, The National Youth Theatre hosted a fundraising gala ‘Stars and Stripes Thanksgiving Feast’ at The Bloomsbury Hotel, attended by current NYT performers, past alumni and VIP guests. The event raised more than £80k which will continue to support The National Youth Theatre’s ongoing projects.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  (L-R) NYT Chair and CEO of Getty Images  Dawn Airey, writer Anthony Horowitz, TV Producer Jill Green and actress Fiona Mollison attend the National Youth Theatre fundraiser at Bloomsbury Hotel on November 23, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Anthony Horowitz;Dawn Airey;Jill Green;Fiona Mollison

Guests included Larry Lamb, Jessica Henwick, Ross Kemp, Olivia Poulet, Daisy Lewis, Spencer Wilding, Charlie Redmayne, Antony Horowitz , Will Tudor, Janet Ellis, Sope Dirisu, Reece Ritchie, Sair Khan, Paula Wilcox, Dawn Airey, Sophie Turner Laing, Russ Lindsay, Tom Allen , Fiona Mollison, David Gilmore, John Robinson, David National Youth Theatre FundraiserPearl and Gemma Oaten.

Lord Harry Dalmeny hosted an auction of very special prizes including tickets for Othellostarring NYT alumni Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo in New York next autumn off Broadway as well as an opportunity to meet the pair and a night in The Park Plaza, an opportunity to make your TV debut on Channel 4’s Humans, a night for two at Soho Farmhouse with a helicopter ride, as well as many exclusive prizes donated by Barbara Broccoli, Matthew Warchus, Annette and Nick Mason and Nick Jones.National Youth Theatre Fundraiser

Entertainment at the event came from The National Youth Theatre who performed a cabaret of ‘Broadway Turkeys’.

The evening was made possible thanks to the support of The Bloomsbury Hotel where VIP attendees enjoyed a dinner of venison and pistachio terrine with orchard apple and redcurrant relish, traditional roast bronze turkey crown, smoked pancetta, basil and pine nut stuffing served with green beans, cranberries and blue cheese, and sweet potato pie wrapped in filo followed by Pecan and chocolate pie, salted caramel ice National Youth Theatre Fundraisercream.

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87f7a5192da48567_orgFirst production images released of 50th anniversary production of The Homecoming by Harold Pinter

  • Jamie Lloyd directs Keith Allen, Gemma Chan, Ron Cook, Gary Kemp, John Macmillan and John Simm

The first production photography is released after the press night of Jamie Lloyd’s 50th anniversary production of Pinter’s multi-award winning modern classic The Homecoming. 

The production stars Keith Allen (Sam), Gemma Chan (Ruth), Ron Cook (Max), Gary Kemp (Teddy), John Macmillan (Joey) and John Simm (Lenny).

Widely regarded as Pinter’s finest play, the dangerous and tantalisingly ambiguous world of The Homecoming is a crackling hotbed of visceral tension. Celebrated as one of the leading interpreters of Pinter’s work, director Jamie Lloyd has assembled an impressive cast in what promises to be a dynamic production.

Designed by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting design by Richard Howell and sound by George Dennis.

The Homecoming is a unique contemporary masterpiece of the 20th Century. This 50th anniversary production will continue The Jamie Lloyd Company’s reputation for presenting compelling drama that sparks passionate debate.

As with The Jamie Lloyd Company’s previous productions, all tickets for Monday performances will be £15. Half of these will be made available through a special outreach scheme, targeted at schools and first-time theatregoers. The other half will be released monthly to the public on the first day of each month, and will be available online or at the Trafalgar Studios box office.

When Teddy returns from America to introduce his wife Ruth to his family in London, they discover a claustrophobic and brutal household where his father Max, brothers Lenny and Joey and Uncle Sam live in a state of mutual loathing and festering resentment. Theirs is a motherless, compassionless and lawless home where Ruth immediately becomes the centre of attention. Pinter’s sinister masterpiece simmers with suspense and rings with savage humour as Ruth navigates her way between the roles of predator and prey in an incisive battle of wills.

The Jamie Lloyd Company is a partnership between acclaimed director Jamie Lloyd and Ambassador Theatre Group. Previous productions include Richard III starring Martin Freeman and Gina McKee, East is East featuring Jane Horrocks and Ayub Khan Din (currently on a UK tour with Pauline McLynn), The Ruling Class and Macbeth, both starring James McAvoy, The Hothouse with John Simm and Simon Russell Beale, and The Pride with Hayley Atwell, Mathew Horne, Harry Hadden-Paton and Al Weaver.

Jamie Lloyd has previously directed The Caretaker (Sheffield Crucible and Tricycle), The Loverand The Collection (Harold Pinter Theatre) and The Hothouse (Trafalgar) – all by Harold Pinter. Lloyd’s other theatre credits include The Ruling Class, Rich  ard III, The Pride and Macbeth(Olivier nomination for Best Revival), all for The Jamie Lloyd Company at Trafalgar Studios. Other credits include Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), Urinetown (St. James & Apollo), The Commitments (Palace), Cyrano de Bergerac (Roundabout Theatre Company; American Airlines Theatre, Broadway); The Duchess of Malfi (Old Vic); She Stoops to Conquer (National, Olivier; Whatsonstage nomination for Best Revival); The Faith Machine, The Pride (Royal Court; Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for The Pride), Inadmissible Evidence, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Passion, Polar Bears (all at the Donmar; Evening Standard Award for Best Musical for Passion), Piaf (Donmar, also Vaudeville/Teatro Liceo, Buenos Aires/Nuevo Teatro Alcala, Madrid; Olivier nomination for Best Musical Revival, Hugo Award for Best Director, Clarin Award for Best Musical Production, ADEET Award for Best Production); The Little Dog Laughed (Garrick), Three Days of Rain (Apollo; Olivier nomination for Best Revival, Whatsonstage nomination for Best Revival) and Elegies: a Song Cycle (Arts) in the West End; The School for Scandal (Theatre Royal, Bath); Salome(Headlong) and Eric’s (Liverpool Everyman). He has also directed plays as a part of the Old Vic 24 Hour Plays and the Royal Court International Residencies. Jamie was Associate Director of the Donmar from 2008 to 2011 and Associate Artist of Headlong.

Keith Allen’s theatre credits include Smack Family Robinson (Rose, Kingston and New York),Comedians (Lyric Hammersmith), Treasure Island (Theatre Royal Haymarket), The Celebration & The Room (Almeida and New York) and Teddy in The Homecoming (National Theatre). TV and film credits include Trainspotting, Shallow Grave, three series of Robin Hood (BBC), Uncle(BBC), Treasure Island (Sky) and Death in Paradise (BBC).

Gemma Chan recently played the lead role of Anita in the Channel 4 drama Humans. Her theatre credits include Yellow Face (NT Shed), Our Ajax (Southwark Playhouse), and The Sugar-Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie (Finborough). Other TV credits include Fresh Meat, The Game, Mummy’s Boys, Bedlam, and Death in Paradise. Film credits include Belles Familles, London Fields and Jack Ryan.

Ron Cook returns to Trafalgar having appeared in The Ruling Class for The Jamie Lloyd Company. His extensive theatre credits include Henry V (Noel Coward), Trelawney of the Wells, Richard II, King Lear, Hamlet, Twelfth Night (all Donmar), The Seafarer (National). TV credits include four series of Mr Selfridge (ITV), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (BBC), Bert and Dickie(BBC), and Vera (ITV), Little Dorrit (BBC). Film credits include Hot Fuzz, On A Clear Day, 24 Hour Party People, Charlotte Gray, Chocolat, Topsy Turvy and Secrets and Lies.

Gary Kemp’s previous theatre credits include Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Rubenstein Kiss (Hampstead), Pig Night (Menier Chocolate Factory) and Art(Wyndham’s). TV credits include Lewis (ITV), Casualty (BBC), M.I.T (Thames), Murder in Mind(BBC) and The Larry Sanders Show (HBO). Film credits include: Assassin, Molly Moon, Poppies, Dog Eat Dog, American Daylight, The Krays, The Bodyguard, Paper Marriage, Killing Zoe, Hide & Seek and Still Crazy. Gary is a founding member of the band Spandau Ballet.

John Macmillan’s previous theatre credits include In The Red and Brown Water, The Member of the Wedding (both Young Vic), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Almeida), Macbeth (Royal Exchange), Hamlet (nominated for the Ian Charleson Award; Donmar West End and Broadway). TV credits include three series of Silk (BBC), New Tricks (BBC) Critical (Hat Trick) and Hoff the Record (Dave). Film credits include Fury, Maleficent, World War Z and The Dark Knight Rises.

John Simm is reunited with Jamie Lloyd having starred in the Trafalgar production of The Hothouse (The Jamie Lloyd Company). Simm is a well-known presence from such TV and film roles as Everyday, Tuesday, Miranda, 24 Hour Party People, Human Traffic, The Village (BBC), Prey (ITV), Mad Dogs (Sky TV), Dr Who, Life on Mars, State of Play and The Lakes (all BBC TV).Other theatre credits include Three Days in the Country (National Theatre), Speaking in Tongues (Duke of York’s), Hamlet and Betrayal (Sheffield Crucible) and Elling (Bush and West End).


14 NOVEMBER 2015 – 13 FEBRUARY 2016

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Performances:                                       Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday at 2.30pm

Ticket prices:                                        £15 all tickets on Mondays
£29.50, £39.50, £52.50
Premium Seats Available

All tickets will be £15 on Mondays. Half of these will be made available through a special outreach scheme, targeted towards schools and first-time theatregoers. The other half will be released monthly to the public on the first day of each month and will be available online or at Trafalgar Studios box office.

Address:                                               Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall,
Westminster, SW1A 2DY

Box Office:                                            0844 871 7632



Twitter                                                  @JamieLloydCo


Broadway’s BERNADETTE PETERS plays first UK solo concerts in over 15 years

Bernadette-PetersThe triple Tony, double Drama Desk and Golden Globe Award winning Broadway star Bernadette Peters presents her first UK solo concerts in over 15 years, returning to the Royal Festival Hall, London on Friday 3rd June 2016 and playing her first ever date at the Opera House, Manchester on Sunday 5th June 2016

The Grammy and Emmy Award nominee will perform timeless, signature songs from the multitude of iconic shows in which she has played some of her greatest stage roles, including GypsyInto the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George.

Renowned around the world as one of the foremost interpreters of Sondheim, Bernadette starred in the original Broadway productions of Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George and headlined the recent Broadway revivals of A Little Night Music and Follies.

Bernadette has performed at the most prestigious international concert halls, including the Royal Opera House, the Sydney Opera House, the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Radio City and Lincoln Center. She currently stars in the new hit series, Mozart in the Jungle on Amazon Prime, having previously appeared in no less than 33 films and TV movies, including AnniePink Cadillac and Pennies from Heaven.

Bernadette Peters is presented in the UK by Neil Eckersley, with musical direction by Marvin Laird, sound design by Tom Sorce and lighting design by Lenny Cowles.

Friday 3rd June 2016 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Tickets from £29.50
Box Office 020 7960 4200 *
RFH Members Pre-Sale 10.00am Tue 24th Nov 2015  | On Sale 10.00am Wed 25th Nov 2015

Sunday 5th June 2016 7.30pm
Opera House, Quay Street, Manchester M3 3HP
Tickets from £25.00
Box Office 0844 871 3018 *
ATG Theatre Card Pre-Sale 10.00am Tue 24th Nov 2015  |  General On Sale 10.00am Wed 25th Nov 2015

Subject to booking / transaction fees





Returning from a successful run of sold out arena shows and festivals in the US around the release of their new album (Paper Gods), and receipt of two prestigious international awards in the last month alone (the Q Magazine Icon Award and MTV’s Video Visionary Award), Duran Duran are delighted to today announce that multi-platinum British artist, Seal, has been added to nine of their eleven upcoming November / December arena shows in the UK.  London-based Ukrainian newcomers the Bloom Twins, will open on all dates.

Seal, whose new album, 7, was released on November 6 (Warner Bros Records) to both fan and critical acclaim, will join the tour in Cardiff on November 30 and continue through until the run ends in Liverpool on December 12.

Duran Duran, who are currently in rehearsals for the Paper Gods British tour, had been hoping that Seal would be able to join them, and were waiting to announce this exciting bill on BBC TV this morning.  Seal has sold 30 million albums and his addition to their dates in the wake of the release of his new record (which sees him reunited with producer Trevor Horn), will make this one of the most anticipated tours of 2015.

The Bloom Twins to open on all dates.

Tickets costing from £35.00 are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 or in person from the Metro Radio Arena Box Office.

Tickets are available from:-

  • Credit Card Booking and Information Line 0844 493 6666 calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge
  • The Metro Radio Arena Newcastle Box Office (Mon – Fri: 10.00am 4.00pm, Sat: 11.00am – 2.30pm)
  • Internet Site:-
  • Group Bookers should call (0191) 260 6006
  • Accessible Bookings should call (0191) 260 6066 for further details



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WWE have announced that its unique brand of action packed entertainment is returning to the UK in April 2016. WWE LIVE is unique blend of sport and entertainment, combining in-ring match action with dramatic entertainment. Bursting with all the drama and energy of a rock concert, in a fun, lively and exciting environment, WWE Live is the ultimate in family entertainment.

Fans will be able to see all their favourite WWE Superstars and Divas all under one roof when WWE LIVE hits Newcastle at the Metro Radio Arena on Wednesday 20th April 2016 with tickets on sale 9.00am Friday 27th November 2015.

Don’t miss out; get your tickets to an incredible night of action packed entertaining experience!

Tickets costing from £20.00 will go on sale 9.00am Friday 27th November 2015 and are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 or in person from the Metro Radio Arena Box Office. VIP Packages Available.

Tickets are available from:-

  • Credit Card Booking and Information Line 0844 493 6666
  • The Metro Radio Arena Newcastle Box Office (Mon – Fri: 10.00am 4.00pm, Sat: 11.00am – 2.30pm)
  • Internet Site:-
  • Group Bookers should call (0191) 260 6006

Accessible Bookings should call (0191) 260 6066 for further details


Let’s Hang On

logoLet’s Hang On

The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Saturday 5th March 2016

LHO PortraitWe are pleased to announce the award-winning production of Let’s Hang On is returning to the PLAYHOUSE on Saturday 5th March. Let’s Hang On is a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

From the beginnings in the early 50’s, the show takes you through hits such as Grease, Bye Bye Baby, December 1963 (Oh What a Night!), Sherry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Beggin’, Working My Way Back To You, Walk Like A Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry, and many more, climaxing with a spectacular finale of, of course, Let’s Hang On!

We are very proud to have the opportunity to present this recently revamped production to audiences in Whitley Bay which now features brand new sound, lighting and AV screens.

Definitely not a night to be missed!!

Tickets costing £22, £21 conc.

Tickets are available from the Box Office open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10.30am -2.30pm plus until show start on event days. Tickets can also be purchased on the booking hotline 0844 248 1588* or online at


Children and adults connected with charities from across the North East have been invited to see Newcastle Theatre Royal’s spectacular pantomime Dick Whittington before anyone else, in an exclusive Dress Rehearsal performance on Monday 23 November.


Over 1,000 seats will be filled by people connected with some of the North East’s most deserving charities including: Haven Tyneside, which works with homeless people to combat isolation and loneliness; Tickets for Troops, which provides opportunities for members of the Armed Forces and their families; the Barnardo’s Circles 2 Project, which supports women and children who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse and Smile for Life supporting disabled and disadvantaged children from the North East.


Four hundred of these tickets have also been distributed by the panto’s media partner Heart North East, to various local charities including the Tiny Lives Trust, which cares for premature babies at the RVI. Heart is supporting the famous panto all the way – in the run up to opening next week, right through until the final curtain on Sun 17 January 2016.


At the exclusive Dress Rehearsal, the audience enjoys a special sneak preview performance of the show, complete with full costumes and all special effects, before it opens to the general public on Tuesday 24 November.


The Dress Rehearsal is the last full run through the company will do before they unveil the show to the wider public, and as such it is highly polished, yet has all the fresh excitement and anticipation of a rehearsal.


Philip Bernays, Chief Executive of Theatre Royal Newcastle, said:  “Every year we are inundated with requests for dress rehearsal tickets from so many deserving local organisations. Sadly we receive many more requests than we can accommodate, but we are delighted to be able to offer some of those charities tickets, so that people who may otherwise never see the pantomime can get the chance to do so.”


The Theatre Royal pantomime is renowned as one of the best in the country with its reputation for amazing special effects and top quality production values and this year Dick Whittington is no different.


Top West-End producer Michael Harrison once again makes the return to his home town as mastermind of the Theatre Royal pantomime, teaming up for another year with The Twins FX for the latest in high-tech wizardry where special effects and illusions are concerned.


Multi award-winning pantomime legends Danny Adams (Dick Whittington) and Clive Webb (Councillor Fitzfenwick) are back once again by overwhelming popular demand with more of their hilarious comedy antics – as always, expect lots of magic, mayhem, high jinx…oh, and watch out if you’re in the front row! The dastardly duo are supported as always by the North East’s best dressed Dame, Chris Hayward who continues to wow his ‘bonny bairns’ with the most glamorous array of costumes anywhere in panto-land!


Dick Whittington runs at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tuesday 24 November 2015 until Sunday 17 January 2016. Tickets are available from £12.50 (pay less online) and can be purchased at or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (all calls are charged at 7p a minute plus your phone company’s access charge, calls from mobiles may vary, please contact your operator for details).