Everything you need to know about Disney's Newsies in London

How long is Newsies in London? Where is the show playing? We answer all of your questions about Newsies in London!

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Ends Jul 2023
292 reviews
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When did Newsies open in London?

Newsies began previews at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre on 28th November 2022, before having its opening night on 8th December 2022. Newsies' current booking period in London is selling tickets for performances until 16th April 2023.

What is the running time of Newsies in London?

Newsies in London has a running time of 2 hours & 30 minutes including one interval.

Where is Newsies playing in London?

Newsies is currently playing at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre in Wembley, West London. Newsies has been playing at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre since it began preview performances on 28th November 2022.

What is Newsies the Musical in London about?

Newsies the Musical is a musical based on the real-life newsboy's strike of 1899 in New York City. The story centres around Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy who leads a band of orphan and runaway newsboys in a strike against Joseph Pulitzer, the powerful newspaper publisher who raised the price of newspapers. Despite facing opposition from Pulitzer and the police, the newsboys band together to fight for fair wages and better working conditions. Along the way, Jack falls in love with a reporter, Katherine, who helps the newsboys with their cause. The musical features high-energy dance numbers, powerful ballads, and a message about standing up for what is right.

Has Newsies been on in the West End?

The technical answer here is no, Newsies the Musical has not played in what's considered to be a West End theatre. However, the 2022 production of Newsies - which is currently playing at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre - is a major, professional revival of the show, and could still transfer to a West End venue, only time will tell!

Is Newsies based on a true story?

Newsies the Musical is a musical based on the real-life newsboy's strike of 1899 in New York City.

Is there a dress code for Newsies in London?

There is no dress code for Newsies - wear anything you feel comfortable wearing to the theatre! Jeans and trainers are perfectly acceptable, though many theatregoers opt for a smart casual dress code, particularly for evening performances. Want to know more about London theatre etiquette? Check out our blog that answers 10 FAQs about going to a London theatre show!

What are the reviews saying about Newsies in London?

Theatre critics and audiences alike have generally positive things to say about Newsies - with Show-Score members propelling this major revival to Audience Acclaimed status! WhatsOnStage's Alex Wood stated “This 'Newsies' sparkle is the sheer scale of both set, choreography and overall vision: this is a kinetic, no-expense-spared showstopper that should make headlines across the capital” Check out what some real audience members thought about Newsies below!

Lily 3030 gave Newsies a 95

Joyful, Immersive, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing
January 30th, 2023

See it if You love a big-ensemble immersive dance show, and enjoy little details and outtakes.

Don't see it if You want a complex, intellectual storyline

David 3028 gave Newsies a 80

Fun, Entertaining, Electric, Energetic, Exuberant
January 28th, 2023

See it if The sheer energy of the performers, it’s astonishing. Excellent choreography shows them at their best.

Don't see it if Although based on a true story, it’s fairly two-dimensional, and the characters could’ve been written more richly.

Beckatron gave Newsies a 72

Enchanting, Clever
January 28th, 2023

See it if The dancing is 10/10 and it really does carry the show. The story is unfortunately lost but it’s worth going just for the ensemble numbers!

Don't see it if Staging is odd and you end up seeing a lot of people’s backs - sound was poor and lots of mic cues missed. Story gets lost

callumgbowyergmailcom gave Newsies a 64

Delightful, Relevant, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious
January 4th, 2023

See it if You want to see some excellent dancing.

Don't see it if If you want a truly immersive experience