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Preview - Summer at the Tyne Theatre

Grab your headbands, your sequins, your nerves and your sides as the Tyne Theatre prepare to hit you between the eyes with a summer & autumn program of shows that will delight ages from 3 to 103. Our preview below picks out some of the highlights, for more details follow the links or hit here for a full list -

Radio Gaga

The ultimate celebration of one the biggest bands to have ever graced the stage – Queen.

Break free with us and shake all over like a jellyfish as Radio GaGa recreates two magical hours live on stage, celebrating the magic, fun & showmanship of the bands touring days.

Playing all your favourite hits including, Don’t Stop me now, I Want to Break Free, Somebody to Love, Another one bites the Dust, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and of course Bohemian Rhapsody.

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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

So, what happens if you mix the heat of tracking across Australia, the glamourous fantastical of 3 friends who are each seeking their own sense of belonging and the Aussie sense of 'tradition' ?? A riot of fun, sequins and feathers.

Based on the smash-hit movie, the feel-good international hit sensation Priscilla is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of.

With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dancefloor classics including I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and I Love The Nightlife, grab your tickets today brillaint hit musical that will take you on a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

This production by Astravaganza Entertainment was previously staged by the same company in February 2017 to sell out crowds so don’t delay and book today.

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The Addams Family Musical

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Presented by Elite Performing Arts College & Academy MUSICAL THEATRE STUDIO LTD

This is a fantastic opportunity to see the brilliant smash hit performed by MTS, an exciting new chapter in the development of musical theatre training in the North East. MTS offer a dynamic, electrifying and fulfilling college experience, guided by the principles of self-development, discipline and fearlessness. MTS allows and encourages students to excel in all areas of training, with expert industry coaches helping develop the necessary skills, passion and mindset required for the business we call “show”.

You will see performers here who, in years to come will undoubtedly become household names, stage giants and production pioneers - grab your tickets now and be one of those who can say "I saw them when ..... " Tickets and details -

Want something funny?

Hit up these mirth makers but remember to strap your ribs and pack some tissues:

Hal Cruttenden – It’s Best You Hear It From Me

After 21 years and 224 days Hal’s back being single. But it’s all going to be fine. Instead of getting the therapy he clearly needs, he’s made a cracking show about it. He’s lost enough weight to almost get his wedding ring off and, while he may be flying solo, he’s far from alone; he’s got his grown-up daughters, his dogs and his divorce lawyer. Tickets -

Axel Blake - In Style

Britain’s Got Talent 2022 winner Axel Blake is heading out on the road with his new show ‘In Style’. From the wilds of Dunstable, Axel Blake arrived on the country’s living room screen’s in style as Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer on Britain’s Got Talent. His observational comedy paired with his witty charm captivated the audience propelling him to be crowned 2022 Champion of the hit show. Tickets -

Wanna take the kiddies?

There's some great shows to give the younger family members a memorable trip to the theatre (and who knows, it might prompt them to want to perform too).

CBBC faves are here live and right here in front of you, bringing their usual blends of song, dance and mad fun.

Milkshake Live !

Join Paddington, Daisy & Ollie, Milo, Noddy, Pip and Posy, Blue’s Clues & You! and of course Milkshake! Monkey for an unforgettable family time at Milkshake Monkey’s Musical!

Learn the amazing songs and dances with your favourite Milkshake! friends and watch as the music, the lights, the costumes and the stage brings Milkshake! to life.

This brand-new show has plenty of laughter, audience interaction and great fun to get everyone up on their feet! It’s a family show not to be missed! Tickets -

Dick and Dom in da Bungalow - the 20 year anniversary tour

20 years after the hit BBC show ‘Da Bungalow’ first burst on to our screens, quadruple Bafta award winners Dick & Dom are bringing their own special kind of mayhem live to Tyne Theatre & Opera House!

Fun for all ages and packed with chaos and familiar favourites including Two-Word Tango, Musical Splatues, The Grunty Song, Fairly Hairy Fizzogs, Pants Dance, What a Sweaty Flap and of course Bogies, the live show promises to bring the spirit of da Bungalow back to life.

Justin Live !

Justin has been a staple of children's entertainment for so long that not only have my daughters grown up with him, my granddaughter has too. He guarantees fun, music, dancing, learning and simple wonderful daftness, Justin Live is a fabulous show for all the family packed full of well-known songs, hilarious comedy and plenty of slapstick fun!

And Finally

Hunting Killers

Slipping into the macabre, the sombre and the scarily real, Mark Williams-Thomas brings a look behind the curtain into the mind of the killer by basing his show on historic cases and modern policing. He will take you on a personal journey to discuss the mind of a murderer, human fascination with killers and the cold-blooded cases which haunt him the most from around the world. Only for over 16, this is guaranteed to stab at the heart of what makes some people strive to kill.

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