Full 2018/19 Programme Announced!

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The Royalty Theatre are back with a packed programme for 2018/19.  We know we’re a little late getting everything together in terms of brochures and website updates – but here’s an update that gives you the full list of everything we have to come.  Tickets are on sale now, and we will begin a packed season with classic comedy No Sex Please, We’re British.

The farce by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott kicks off a season that theatre bosses believe has something for everyone. It’s joined in the comedy stakes by May’s Barefoot in the Park, the film version of which starred Robert Redford and Jane Fonda

For fans of suspense drama, Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel will be performed in October and November, and the time-honoured favourite Dial M for Murder is the Royalty’s March offering. Hobson’s Choice in February and Jane Austen’s Emma in June add to the drama.

For the kids, there’s the annual pantomime, which this year is Jack and The Beanstalk by local writer David Farn.

Once again, the studio is put to use, where January will see the premier of Billy Towers’ Mary, Mary, based on the life of Jack the Ripper victim Mary Kelly. April’s studio production is John Godber and Jane Thornton’s Shakers (Re-stirred).

And thanks to the popularity of last year’s A Night at the Musicals, the Royalty are reprising this for two nights only on September 7th and 8th.

Visiting companies include Pink Floyd tribute act What the Floyd?, appearing on 5th October. Sunderland Stages return to the Royalty with Red Ladder Theatre’s The Damned United, the story of Sunderland and Middlesbrough legend Brian Clough’s ill-fated 44 days at Leeds United, on 13th and 14th November.

Artistic Director Nikki Slack says, “We’re now raring to go for the 2018-19 season. We have a year packed with a range of diverse plays that will appeal to all. Recent media has been much focussed on equality and ‘Girl Power’ is certainly coming back with a bang! Our programme of plays this coming season shines the spotlight on our female talent from more female-centred plays to our female directors and technicians.”

Tickets are available for all shows using the links above.