Friday, 3 October 2014

News: Annie and the Boy In The Striped Pyjamas-Coming to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal

Annie and The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
 Coming to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal

Another two brand new shows go on sale this week at Newcastle Theatre Royal - the world’s favourite family musical Annie (11 – 18 July 2015) and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (19 - 23 May 2015) - alongside recently announced Sing-a-long-a Frozen (Sun 1 March 2015).

, the world’s favourite family musical, will open a brand new tour at the Theatre Royal and run for 10 performances only between 11 and 18 July 2015, starring Craig Revel Horwood, the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing judge, as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan! 

Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbuck. 

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (19 - 23 May ‘15), based on the best-selling novel by John Boyne and a world premiere, promises to be a deeply moving and thought provoking production.  Set during World War II it is the heart-wrenching tale of an unlikely friendship between two innocent boys.

The story is seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and devastating consequences.  Bruno's friendship with Shmuel takes him from innocence to revelation, revealing the poetic irony that through a child’s eye everyone can appear the same.  It is brought by The Children’s Touring Partnership, producers of Swallows and Amazons and Goodnight Mister Tom.

As previously announced, a third new show Sing-a-long-a Frozen (Sun 1 March) will also go on sale at the same time.  The show features a special screening of Disney’s Frozen with lyrics to help the audience sing along with the characters, together with a live host and individual pack of props so that each person can interact with the movie. The show has been selling out in venues across the country and a rush is expected for tickets in Newcastle.

Annie The Musical appears Sat 11 – Sat 18 July, 2015 (7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm). Tickets from £16 (a booking fee of 95p-£1.95 will apply to most tickets.)

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas appears Tues 19 – Sat 23 May, 2015 (Eves 7pm, Wed, Thu & Sat 2pm. Tickets from £12, schools: £17.50/£12 Tue-Thu eves & mats. A booking fee of 95p-£1.95 will apply to most tickets, recommended 11+, Education workshops available, call 0191 244 2502 for details).

Sing-a-long-a Frozen
appears at Newcastle Theatre Royal on Sun 1 Mar, 2015 (10.30am, 2pm, 5.30pm). Tickets £16, children £11, family of 4 £50, family of 3 £36 (a booking fee of 95p-£1.95 will apply to most tickets).

Tickets can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 or select your own seat and book online at

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