NEWSIES: based on a true story

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Based on a true story, NEWSIES is set in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. It’s the rousing tale of a ragged band of teenage newspaper sellers, who dream of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. After newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer hikes up the prices for his papers charged to the newsies, Jack Kelly rallies his fellow newsboys in an attempt to protest the change, falling in love with young reporter Katherine along the way. These young newsies from across the city come together and rise up against the exploitation of wealthy publishing tycoons and fight for justice using the only power they have – solidarity.

An award-winning hit on Broadway

The original production of NEWSIES opened on Broadway in 2012 and was slated to play only 100 performances but went on to play over 1,000 performances before touring and winning two Tony Awards®, including Best Original Score. The original production was filmed live on stage and released in cinemas in 2017.
Now for the very first time, audiences in the UK have a chance to enjoy the thrill of one of the biggest Broadway hits of recent years. In an innovative and brand new immersive production ‘in the round’ at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, theatregoers will be thrust right inside the action as the newsies dance, sing, jump and fly around the streets of a booming 19th century New York City. 

'I am extremely honoured and thrilled to be reimagining this brand new version for London and the UK'
Matt Cole, Director & Choreographer

Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, is a new state-of-the-art cultural destination at the heart of the thriving Wembley Park neighbourhood only 12 minutes from Baker Street and easily accessible via the M25 and M1. With great parking options and only a short 5 minute walk from the tube, the Theatre is located within the former Fountain Studios, famous for hosting live shows such as The X Factor and Pop Idol. 
Troubadour theatres works in collaboration with well-known and emerging productions to stage world-class entertainment for the local and wider London community. Recent productions include the National Theatre’s WAR HORSE & THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME as well as the forthcoming RAMBERT DANCE production of PEAKY BLINDERS. 

3 Fulton Road, London, HA9 0SP
Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
3 Fulton Road, London, HA9 0SP