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Disney's smash-hit Broadway musical has landed in London in a fresh new production.
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About Newsies

Now is the time to seize the day! Don't miss the UK premiere of the hit musical, and book Newsies tickets in London on TodayTix.

The Newsies musical centers on Jack Kelly, part of a ragtag group of newsboys working for journalistic tycoon Joseph Pulitzer. When Pulitzer makes it even harder for them to earn their already meager living, Jack rallies his fellow newsies to strike. What starts as a small movement eventually balloons into a citywide movement for young workers, and it catches the attention of Katherine Plumber, a budding journalist who strikes up a romance with Jack.

Newsies in London comes 10 years after the show premiered on Broadway. There, the musical planned to play 100 performances, but ended up running for over 1,000. The catchy songs, eye-popping dancing, and ever-timely story of workers' rights won over countless "fansies" who kept the show running for over two years.

Newsies won over critics and awards voters, too, winning the Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Choreography. The show received six additional nominations, including Best Musical. Newsies won Best Choreography at the 2023 Olivier Awards.

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There will be no Newsies performances from 1 - 7 May, and 26 June - 2 July.

Run time

2h 30m (incl. 1 interval)

Start date

1st December, 2022

Categories

Age

5+

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548 Reviews

Kate Riley

Kate Riley

23 Reviews | 4 Followers
100
Refreshing, Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy something a little unique. The staging is so immersive and it's been a while since I've seen something that made me gasp so much

Don’t see it if you hate joy

Kezi

Kezi

28 Reviews | 2 Followers
100
Must see, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great staging, Clever

See it if You love great dancing, great singing and incredible stunts and acrobatics.

Don’t see it if You don't like really loud music.

Michelle D 2150

Michelle D 2150

16 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you love dance routine

Don’t see it if If you don’t like action all around you.

Natalie C 1980

Natalie C 1980

75 Reviews | 10 Followers
100
Exquisite, Great singing, Epic, Fast paced, Ambitious

See it if You love musicals with big dance numbers

Don’t see it if You like traditional musicals

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Newsies cast and creative team

By: Harvey Fierstein
Music: Alan Menken
Lyrics: Jack Feldman
Director: Matt Cole
Choreographer: Matt Cole
Cast list: Michael Ahomka-Lindsay, Bronté Barbé, Spencer Darlaston-Jones, Forbes Masson, Bradley Perret, Owen Stringer, Ben Dalton, Harry Newby, Morgan Gregory, Mireia Mambo, Kai Oxley, Lucy Young, Moya Angela, Lindsay Atherton, Imogen Bailey, Samuel Bailey, Josh Barnett, Jack Bromage, Bobbie Chambers, Alex Christian, Arcangelo Ciulla, George Crawford, Ross Dawes Joshua Denyer, Ross Dorrington, Matthew Duckett, Jacob Fisher, Jamie Golding, Damon Gould, Barry Keenan, Ryan Kopel, Sion Lloyd, Mukeni Nel, Mark Samaras, Rory Shafford, Matt Trevorrow, Lillie-Pearl Wildman, Nesim Adnan, Ethan Sokontwe
Set: Morgan Large
Costume: Natalie Pryce
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Sound: Tony Gayle

Venue

3 Fulton Road, Wembley, London, United Kingdom, HA9 0SP

Directions

Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: Wembley Stadium
Bus numbers: (Fulton Road) 206

More information about Newsies

Composer Alan Menken and lyricists Jack Feldman wrote the Newsies music, which first appeared in the 1992 Disney movie of the same name. They wrote 12 original songs for that film, many of which remain in the musical: "Santa Fe," "Carrying the Banner," and "King of New York" are a few.

Menken in particular is a Disney legend, having composed music for iconic films like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin (along with their stage adaptations), and other hit musicals like Little Shop of Horrors and Sister Act.

Harvey Fierstein, a Tony-winning writer and actor, adapted the film's screenplay (by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White) for the stage. Christian Bale starred as Jack Kelly in that movie, and while the Newsies film got mixed reviews, the musical has surpassed its success tenfold and become popular on its own among Disney and theatre fans.

What to Watch For:

  • Newsies in London is being performed in the round, with the action not just unfolding on stage, but all around the theatre and among the audience.
  • Newsies has a "performer flying" designer on its creative team. Get ready to see some gravity-defying stunts!
  • Newsies is based on a real-life 1899 newsboys' strike in New York, but similar events took place in the U.K. around the same time. In 1888, young workers at Bryant and May's match factory went on strike to protest poor conditions there.
  • The character of Jack Kelly is based on Kid Blink, the leader of the 1899 newsboys' strike. The union president and Kid Blink's right-hand man, David Simmons, is likely an inspiration for the character of Davey.
  • Matt Cole directs and choreographs Newsies in London. He previously earned an Olivier Award nomination for choreographing Fiddler on the Roof in the West End.
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