Past productions

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23-26 March 2022

RENT officially premiered in 1996, with music, lyrics and book by Jonathan Larson. Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon, with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Bohème,  Jonathan Larson’s RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

RENT was originally produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop. Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Credit: Madfencer Photography

11-14 March 2020

The Full Monty – The Broadway Musical is adapted from the well-known 1997 film The Full Monty. The Broadway version tells the story of six unemployed American steelworkers who, low on cash and prospects, set out to present a strip act at a local club. They must deal with their fears, insecurities and personal challenges to work together and go the “Full Monty”. The ten-time Tony nominated show is full of heart, humour, toe-tapping engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show.

Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Book by Terrence McNally
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements by Ted Sperling
Dance Music Arrangements by Zane Mark

Based on the Motion Picture released by Fox Searchlight Pictures and written by Simon Beaufoy, produced by Uberto Pasolini and directed by Peter Cattaneo.

Originally produced for Broadway by Fox Searchlight Pictures,Lindsay Law and Thomas Hall. World Premiere at The Globe Theatres, San Diego, CA

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

Credit: Moments Photography North East

7-9 March 2019

Guys And Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. Guys And Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

GUYS AND DOLLS

A Musical Fable of Broadway
Based on a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by FRANK LOESSER
Book by JO SWERLING and ABE BURROWS

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

 

8-10 March 2018

Into the Woods is a modern twist of the Brothers Grimm’s original Grimm Tales characters facing trials and tribulations in the woods. One of Sondheim’s most popular works follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel, all tied together by a story of baker and his wife. This is a musical about wishes, family and choices we make.

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

20-23 September 2017

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals of all time. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks.

Based on a Conception of JEROME ROBBINS
Book by
ARTHUR LAURENTS
Music by
LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Lyrics by
STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS
Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince by Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

Credit: Mark Turner at BrighStar Light & Sound

9-11 March 2017

A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon Audrey II grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination.

Book & lyrics by HOWARD ASHMAN
Music by ALAN MENKEN
Based on the film by Roger Corman Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director).
Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City, by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organisation. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS was originally directed by Howard Ashman. Musical Staging by Edie Cowan.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.

30 Oct – 5 Nov 2016

Tyne Theatre Productions present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! This follows on from the productions of The Pirates of Penzance in September 2015 and Sweeney Todd in March 2016.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colourful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant Oklahoma!

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics & Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
Originally directed by Rouben Mamoulian
Original Dances by Agnes de Mille
Based on the play “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with R&H THEATRICALS.

Credit: George W. Knox Photography

2-5 March 2016

In Stephen Sondheim’s fantastical and grizzly musical, Sweeney Todd works at his gruesome trade in the barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop. After swearing vengeance against the corrupt judge who tore his family apart, Todd and Lovett plot a unique plan that leads them down a dangerous, thrilling path with deadly consequences.

Music & lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by HUGH WHEELER
From an adaptation by CHRISTOPHER BOND
Originally directed by HAROLD PRINCE

Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in association with Dean & Judy Manos]

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK.

22-26 September 2015

Renowned for its witty plot; deception, paradoxes, revelations and bravery make up a colourful production which is peppered with tuneful sing-alongs and a sparklingly funny script, sure to entertain audiences of all ages. The Pirates of Penzance, in full The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty, operetta in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and an English libretto by W.S. Gilbert. The work premiered with a single performance in Paignton, England, on December 30, 1879, and in New York City on December 31, 1879.