Sunday For Sammy 2020

Sun 23 Feb 2020 2pm & 7.30pm
Running Time: tbc, no interval

Venue: Utilita Arena,
Arena Way, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7NA

Evenings: 7.30pm
Matinees: 2pm

Tickets are no longer available via the Theatre Royal, please contatct Utilita Arena to book:

• Credit Card Booking and Information Line 0844 493 6666
• The Utilita Arena Newcastle Box Office (Mon – Sat: 11.00am – 3.00pm, Sun: Closed)
• Website:
• Group Bookers should call 0844 844 2121
• Accessible Bookings should call 0800 988 4440 for further details

Following the success of the 2018 sell out shows, Sunday for Sammy returns to the Utilita Arena for two spectacular 20th Anniversary shows.  The concerts, locally dubbed The Geordie Command Performance, are held every two years in memory of the Geordie actor Sammy Johnson who died suddenly in 1999.  The 2018 shows, the first to be held at the Arena, were hailed as the best ever by fans who travelled from all over the North East and beyond to be part of the fun.

Sunday for Sammy, which was staged at Newcastle City Hall for 16 years, has become one of the ‘must-see’ events in the regional entertainment calendar.  Over 10,000 fans flocked to Newcastle Arena for the 2018 show and the organisers are expecting another speedy sell out in 2020.

Sunday for Sammy is a celebration of North Eastern culture and many of the region's most popular and successful performers have taken part in the extravaganza of comedy and music, staged to raise funds to support the next generation of North Eastern performers with training, expenses and equipment.
Tim Healy, Denise Welch, Mark Knopfler, Kevin Whately, Charlie Hardwick, Jimmy Nail, Jill Halfpenny, Jason Cook, Timothy Spall, AC/DC's Brian Johnson, Christopher Fairbank, Mattie Healy, Stephen Tomkinson, John Miles, Angie Lonsdale, Joe McElderry, Brendan Healy, Donna Aire, Ant and Dec, Chelsea Halfpenny, Billy Mitchell, Brendan Foster, Pam Royle, Bob Moncur, Julia Tobin and many, many more have given up their time to take part in the show.  The cast list is never revealed beforehand and every show is packed with surprises. None bigger than the reception given to actress Brenda Blethyn who brought the house down with her appearance as Vera in the show. The award-winning actress said:

'Never in my entire career has an audience welcomed my appearance on stage as wildly and enthusiastically as the audience for Sunday For Sammy welcomed VERA. It was deafening and I’ll cherish the memory of it for ever. The warmth and enthusiasm for the entire show was overwhelming. Thank you. I’m so happy and honoured to have taken part.’

Tickets: £45.00
(Please note: tickets will be posted/be ready for collection nearer the time of the performance, we will email all bookers once the tickets are ready).

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