Top 10 – Theatre Shows in 2016

Before I get into the list I thought it would be a great idea to mention that you can read about my 2016 Theatre trips here so you have an idea of which shows that I had to choose from when putting together my top 10 list of the year.

When picking the shows that could be in the list, I managed to narrow it down to 16! So then having to make the final pick was rather difficult as that is how much I really did enjoy and love them.

Just missing out on the list was Rocky Horror, Guys and Dolls, The End of Longing and Wicked. It was so difficult to have to leave out No Man’s Land as it was an absolute honour seeing Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart on stage. As well as Nice Fish with Mark Rylance (who is to be made a Sir).

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2016 at the Theatre

Here I go with an overview of my 2016 of theatre trips to see musicals and plays. Touring shows that have come to the North East at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle and the Sunderland Empire. As well as managing to have a few trips down to London to take in what the West End has to offer! You can check out the list of shows here. I have somehow managed to out do 2015 catching 31 shows in 2016!

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Do you hear the people sing? Let’s take a look back at my 2016 at the Theatre.

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Inside View: No Man’s Land

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This year I signed up to become a Friend of the Theatre Royal which means you get discounts for the Theatre tickets, priority booking and other perks. Such as Inside View events, I had no idea about these until getting my first newsletter ahead of the new season going on sale. When I read about them thought it sounded very interesting getting an insight into a show and possible appearance by cast members. As soon as I saw that one was down for No Man’s Land and £2 more expensive than normal I just had to go for it and hope Ian McKellen and/or Patrick Stewart would be involved.

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Stage Door – Ian McKellen

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There was a little bit of a gap between Sir Pat coming out the door to Sir Ian making an appearance and you could feel the excitement building as he was spotted inside the Theatre ready to come out!

He was absolutely fantastic working down the line signing autographs and the best part having photos taken with people as well! Luckily I made friends in the queue and asked if they could take my photo and I would return the favour which worked out perfectly.

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Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Day!

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Today is eventually the day when I am going to see these two legends on stage! I haven’t even had to travel to London as they have been so kind to do a small tour of the play and come up to Newcastle. It feels like I have been waiting forever to see it after having the tickets for months and months, I am sure it will be worth the wait (and missing the Newcastle United match).

I think I will even attempt the stage door to see if I can catch a glimpse of them leaving, possible autograph/photos!

August 17th = Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Day