Runtime: 2h 30m
Based on a true story, NEWSIES is set in New York City at the turn of the 19th century. Experience 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. Adapted from the much-loved Disney Movie (starring Christian Bale, Bill Pullman and Robert Duval), the original stage production of NEWSIES opened on Broadway in 2012 and played over 1,000 performances before touring and winning two Tony Awards®, including Best Original Score. This 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. Age Recommendation: 5+
Newsies, the smash-hit Broadway musical, is making headlines at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. The beloved Disney film turned musical is now an epic immersive production that offers audiences the chance to become part of the action. Hot off the presses, here’s everything you need to know about getting your hands on Newsies London tickets.
Set in turn of the century New York, Newsies follows a ragtag group of teenage newspaper sellers as they chase their dream of a better life. Realising that their strength lies in numbers, they soon join together with newsies from all over the city in order to rise up against exploitation and injustice. Packed full of memorable musical numbers and brimming over with heart, don’t miss Newsies at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre this year. Book your Newsies tickets today.
Newsies follows the story of Jack Kelly and his gang of newspaper sellers – the city of New York’s ‘newsies’. The year is 1899 and Jack and his friends are making their living from selling newspapers to the cities residents. But times are tough, and they dream of a life off of the streets, in homes of their own. When the powers that be – moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst – make a call that cuts the newsies’ pay even further, the gang decides that it’s time to fight back.
The call goes out to newsies across the city and before long the boys are presenting a united front. Jack and his friends decide that that a strike might be the only way to protect their livelihoods and show those in charge that they’re ready for a fight.
Newsies is an adaption of the beloved 1992 Disney film of the same name, starring Christian Bale, Robert Duval and Bill Pullman. Featuring favourite songs from the film such as ‘Seize The Day’, ‘Santa Fe’ and ‘King Of New York’, this exciting stage adaptation also includes brand new numbers by the original writing team.
Michael Ahomka-Lindsay will star as Jack Kelly. Ahomka-Lindsay was seen this summer playing Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde at Regents Park Open Air Theatre.
The full cast is completed by Nesim Adnan, Moya Angela, Lindsay Atherton, Samuel Bailey, Imogen Bailey, Bronté Barbé, Josh Barnett, Cameron Blakely, Jack Bromage, Bobbie Chambers, Alex Christian, Arcangelo Ciulla, Haydn Court, George Crawford, Ross Dawes, Joshua Denyer, Ross Dorrington, Matthew Duckett, Kamilla Fernandes, Jacob Fisher, Jamie Golding, Damon Gould, Zack Guest, Oliver Gordon, Jordan Isaac, Alex James-Hatton, Clarice Julianda, Barry Keenan, Ryan Kopel, Sion Lloyd, George Michaelides, Mukeni Nel, Joshua Nkemdilim, Mark Samaras, Ethan Sokontwe, Bradley Trevethan, Matt Trevorrow and Lillie-Pearl Wildman.
###Newsies London 2023 creatives
The original production of Newsies on Broadway won two Tony awards, including Best Original Score for musical team Alan Menken and Jack Feldman. The stage production features a book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography from Olivier-award nominee Matt Cole.
The production also features set design from Morgan Large, lighting design from Mark Henderson and musical supervision and direction from Olivier-award nominee Nigel Lilley.
Don’t miss this newsworthy production at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park theatre, now booking until April 2023. Catch Newsies in London this year to witness the magic for yourself and see what everyone’s talking about. Book your Newsies tickets today with Stagedoor.