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By Janet Plater


Evenings: 7pm
Matinees: Thu & Sat 1pm
Running time: 1hr 25mins (including interval)
Recommended: 12+, contains haze, flickering lights, a loud band and themes of child loss. 

Written by Janet Plater
Directed by Christina Berriman Dawson
Produced by CaroleW Productions
Original Composition & Arrangement by Wilf Stone

Design Consultancy by Lee Ward

It’s 1854. Actresses Emily and Fanny excitedly await the arrival of Julia St George, star of the Victorian stage, as she returns from London to her hometown to tread the boards at Newcastle Theatre Royal.
Full of dreams, aspirations and the odd secret, Limelight explores life backstage, set against a dramatic night in the city’s history.

Brimming with humour and humanity, Limelight is based on the career of Julia St George, a real life star of the stage. This new production, performed with songs from the time, promises to capture hearts and minds and transport audiences to the Victorian era for a night of feel-good entertainment.

Book early, secure your seat today.
Newcastle Theatre Royal Friends artwork


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