From Broadway to London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, Newsies is the award-winning Broadway musical which will premiere in the UK this autumn.
The production, which originally opened on Broadway back in 2012, is set to open here in December and is currently booking until February 2023.
Based on a true story, Newsies is set in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. It’s the rousing 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 newsies 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.
Read all about it… what audiences can expect
When it first opened, Newsies was slated to play just 100 performances but went on to play more than 1,000 shows before touring and winning two Tony Awards®, including Best Original Score. The original production was filmed live on stage and released in cinemas in 2017.
Described as an immersive production, theatregoers are expected to be ‘thrust right inside the action’ as the newsies dance, sing, jump and even fly around the streets of a booming 19th century New York City.
It follows 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.
There are special rates for group bookings of ten plus on performances Sunday evening to Thursday starting on 13th December.