Newsies - London

More details revealed for the London production of Newsies

More details have been revealed for the UK premiere of Disney’s Newsies.

Tickets for Disney’s Newsies at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre will go on sale to the public at 10am on Thursday 16 June 2022.

The show will celebrate its official opening night at London opening on 8 December 2022. In addition, preview performances will begin on 29 November (instead of the previously announced date of 28 November), with all preview tickets costing just £30.

As previously reported, the London production of Newsies will be staged as an immersive ‘in the round’ production, with an illustration of the stage and seating shown below.

An illustration of the seating planner Newsies at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.

Disney’s Newsies, the award-winning Broadway musical has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fierstein.

Set in New York City at the turn of the 19th century, the story is based on real events: the tale of a ragged band of teenage newspaper sellers, who dream of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. After newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer hikes up the prices for his papers charged to the newsies, Jack Kelly rallies his fellow newsboys in an attempt to protest the change, falling in love with young reporter Katherine along the way. These young newsies from across the city come together and rise up against the exploitation of wealthy publishing tycoons and fight for justice using the only power they have – solidarity.

This new production of Newsies will be following on the recent successes of large scale shows at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre such as the National Theatre’s productions of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

NEWSIES will be Directed and Choreographed by Olivier nominee Matt Cole, with Set Design by Morgan Large, Musical Supervision, Dance Arrangements & Musical Direction by Nigel Lilley, Costumes by Natalie Pryce, Lighting by Mark Henderson, Sound by Tony Gayle, Performer Flying by John Maddox for Suspended Illusions Ltd, Casting by Lucy Casson, Children’s Casting by Jo Hawes, Fight Directors Rachel Bown-Williams & Ruth Cooper-Brown for RC Annie, Associate Director Rachael Nanyonjo, Associate Choreographer Jane McMurtrie, Associate Musical Director Chris Ma and Production Management by Lee Batty and Andy Fox for Setting Line.

Newsies is suitable for ages 5+

Disney’s Newsies will begin performances on 29 November 2022 at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

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