I Dreamed a Dream © | Theatre Royal
Fri 23 Mar - Sat 31 Mar
Read what the press say, reviews just in!
"As gritty and as moving as Blood Brothers, with the added bonus it all really happened.....Wild Horses should keep no-one from seeing this musical - it has it all!" The Evening Chronicle
* * * * * (Five stars) "a delight that deserves to go far, and fast, as she has done" Daily Telegraph
* * * * * (Five stars) "A hugely uplifting evening...a long way from the lazy jukebox musicals littering London’s West End...The script is terrific...Smith is astonishingly good as Boyle, not impersonating her so much as capturing her essence, and she is supported by an amazingly versatile cast, among whom James Paterson stands out as Boyle’s father." Daily Express
Susan Boyle will make a guest appearance on the Newcastle Theatre Royal stage in the World Premiere of this new musical that charts her extraordinary story.
Starring Elaine C Smith, best known as Mary Doll in BBC TV’s Rab C Nesbitt, the musical follows Susan Boyle’s meteoric rise from humble beginnings to global icon and features signature songs from her multi-platinum selling albums.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the musical about my life story and very much looking forward to stepping on stage and performing with the cast. It is an honest portrayal of my life and has been a cathartic process to be involved in.” Susan Boyle
'Pat’ and ‘Bridie Boyle’ (Susan’s parents) will be played by James Paterson and Karen Mann; the role of ‘Lorraine Campbell’, Susan’s childhood friend, will be played by Ashleigh Gray; Susan’s manager ‘Andy Stephens’ will be played by Jeffrey Harmer, and Liz Ewing will take the role of ‘Mrs Johnstone’, Susan’s school teacher. All other roles throughout the production will be played by Gordon Cooper, Anne Smith, Frances Mayli McCann, David Haydn and Alan McHugh, who co-wrote I DREAMED A DREAM alongside Elaine C Smith.
Don't miss your chance to see this amazing production featuring a special performance from Susan herself.
This astounding musical will make you laugh and cry but most of all dream. If she can dare to dream so can you.
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In November 2011, Susan's new album Someone to Watch Over Me went to number one in the UK album charts, making her the first female solo artist to have three albums debut at number one in two years! Read more
Superseats available (These are rows F and G in the Stalls and are £5 more than price band 1. Superseats have lots of extra legroom… think business class)
All advertised prices are guaranteed until Monday 15 August, we reserve the right to change prices after this time.
Pre-theatre meal deal, 5.30pm
2 courses for £15.50 (Friends get £2.50 off)
Pre-matinee Lunch sittings at 12pm and 12.30pm.
2 courses for £13.50 (Friends get £2.50 off)
(book your table via Box Office)
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(Menus change weekly)
Running Time: 2hrs 35mins approx, contains some glittering lights
Please note that all ticket prices include a contribution to our heritage fund.