Newcastle Theatre Royal's 2018 season will offer breath-taking dance, thought-provoking drama, feelgood musicals and family shows aplenty.
Dusty the Musical (17-21 July) is a landmark new show based on the authorised biography of Dusty Springfield. It features many of her blazingly soulful pop hits, including I Only Want to Be with You and Son of a Preacher Man.
Perhaps the most anticipated of the season is Kinky Boots (29 Oct 10 Nov), winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. This dazzling show is a joyous story of Brit grit, taking audiences from the factory floor of Northampton to the catwalks of Milan.
Dance fans will also delight with big names including the breath-taking Ballet British Columbia (13-14 Mar). This 18-strong company of dancers will astound UK audiences with their unique blend of classical elegance, contemporary flair and extraordinary skill.
For drama lovers, Sherlock Holmes The Final Curtain (8-12 May) is a gripping new stage show with an all-star cast. When a new case presents itself, Holmes is determined to kill two birds with one stone by solving the mystery and confronting his own demons.