We are delighted to share the news that a brand new immersive production of Disney’s NEWSIES – performed ‘in the round’ – will have its UK premiere at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, from 28 November 2022.
Based on a true story, NEWSIES is set in New York City at the turn of the 19th 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 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.
Disney’s NEWSIES is an award-winning Broadway musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fierstein.
The original production of NEWSIES opened on Broadway in 2012 and was slated to play only 100 performances but went on to play over 1,000 performances 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.
Now for the very first time, audiences in the UK have a chance to enjoy the thrill of one of the biggest Broadway hits of recent years. In an innovative and brand new immersive production ‘in the round’ at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, theatregoers will be thrust right inside the action as the newsies dance, sing, jump and fly around the streets of a booming 19th century New York City.
Read more and register for tickets here newsiesthemusical.co.uk
Read the latest reviews of NEWSIES here
Stage Chat – a round up of reviews
Whats On Stage – ***** Five stars “Bombastic and balletic, this Broadway hit is a musical must-see”
West End Best Friend – ***** Five stars “Read all about it, Newsies is a smash hit! “
Evening Standard – “Newsies at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre review: bristles with infectious energy.”
The Guardian – “This show about young New York paper-sellers has stirring anthems and screwball energy.”
All That Dazzles – “Newsies really is the very best of the best. Absolute perfection in every sense, Newsies may well be THE show of the year!”
The Stage – **** “Infectious sense of fun. Spectacular choreography and catchy songs.”
Time Out – **** “It’s a delight”