Mary Mary

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Written by Billy Towers. 23-26 January 2019, 7.30pm – £6.50*. In a part of the East End of London, women are stalked and slain by a murderer who seems to be beyond capture. As each murder is brutally committed, the area is gripped by fear, suspicion and paranoia. One young woman, her world closing in […]

Hobson’s Choice

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Written by Harold Brighouse. 18-23 February 2019, 7.30pm. Advance £8/£6.50, Door £9/£7.50. The youngest daughters of curmudgeonly boot maker Hobson are anxious to marry and have eligible suitors who must wait until eldest daughter, the practical-minded Maggie, is promised in marriage. Maggie however has other plans which include freedom from her father’s tyranny, a business […]

Dial M for Murder

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Written by Frederick Knott. 18-23 March 2019, 7.30pm. Advance £8/£6.50, Door £9/£7.50. Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder, blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately… […]

Shakers: (re-stirred)

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Written by John Godber and Jane Thornton. 24-27 April 2019, 7.30pm – £6.50*. In a not-so-chic London bar called Shakers, we meet Daryl, Adele, Nicky and Mel, four friends who have taken to bar work in desperation but who also have wit and resilience enough to never let any of the colourful characters they come […]

The Desert Queen

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29th April A play by David Farn Join Gertrude Bell, archaeologist, mountaineer, plant collector, librarian, map maker, linguist and confidante to Churchill and Lawrence of Arabia on her pioneering adventures in the Alps and desert, at a time when women were supposed to be at home doing crochet. Ticket Price: £10.00 – £12.00, available from […]

Barefoot in the Park

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Written by Neil Simon. 20-25 May 2019, 7.30pm. Advance £8/£6.50, Door £9/£7.50. Corrie and Paul are newly-weds who have just moved into their cold eerie apartment in New York. Corrie is starry-eyed, Paul less so after staggering up five flights. Their house seems to be populated by unusual people, the most bohemian being Victor whom […]

Jesus Christ Superstar

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30th and 31st May 7.30pm, 1st June 2.30pm and 7.30pm Sunderland Theatre Company return to the Royalty Theatre for a second year with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical. Tickets £14, or £12 in advance. This is a visiting company production and as such is not included in Royalty membership. Tickets available by phone on 07944 […]

The Cinder Path

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Produced and Directed by Leah Bell Adapted for the stage by Paul Dunn Original music by Mike Redway 9th June 3pm All tickets £24 – as this is a visiting company production, it is not included in Royalty Theatre membership. Leah Bell presents Catherine Cookson’s The Cinder Path – A new musical adaptation. A fabulously […]

Emma

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Written by Jane Austen, adapted by Martin Millar and Doon MacKichan. 24-29 June 2019, 7.30pm. Advance £8/£6.50, Door £9/£7.50. A bold, witty and fresh adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel which, while thoroughly modern, retains the spirit and much of the language of the original. It is night and an exhausted Jane Austen sleeps over the […]

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 […]