Theatre: What’s on at Newcastle Theatre Royal in May

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Find the best shows to watch this year at Newcastle’s top theatre venue.

Newcastle’s top theatre venue, the Theatre Royal is set to welcome brand-new and returning shows into its dedicated venue in May.

The Grade I listed building, which is located on Grey Street, is one of Newcastle’s most well-loved venues, which showcases touring and local theatre productions. 

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Here is a full guide of shows heading to Newcastle Theatre Royal in May 2024.

The Syndicate

Wednesday May 8 to Saturday, May 11

Based on the hit BBC television series of the same name, the plot of The Syndicate follows five supermarkets employees who lottery syndicate numbers come in.

An Officer and a Gentleman

Monday May 13 to Saturday May 18

Based on the award-winning 1980s movie starring Richard Gere. An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical will follow a timeless story of love, courage and redemption.

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Johannes Radebe will be performing at the Newcastle's Theatre Royal in May.Johannes Radebe will be performing at the Newcastle's Theatre Royal in May.
Johannes Radebe will be performing at the Newcastle's Theatre Royal in May. | Getty Images for BFI

Johannes Radebe - House of JoJo

Sunday, May 19

Strictly Come Dancing professional Johannes Radebe will star in his very own dancing show, packed with roof-raising music, dazzling costumes and world class dance. 

Drop The Dead Donkey

Tuesday May 21 to Saturday May 25

Drop The Dead Donkey is a live stage production of the smash-hit television series, revolving around the Globelink News team. Starring the original cast including; Susannah Doyle, Robert Duncan, Ingrid Lacey, Neil Pearson, Jeff Rawle, Stephen Tompkinson and Victoria Wicks.

For more information, please visit the Newcastle Theatre Royal.

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