The New Theatre Royal Portsmouth Spring – Summer Brochure 2020 has arrived and will be landing on doorsteps very soon!

“This next season is our biggest yet, with something for everyone to enjoy and dozens of new productions and partnerships. We can’t wait to welcome our audiences.”

Scott Ramsay, Director and Chief Executive

Highlights include theatrical adaptations of three classic pieces of literature. Dracula: The Bloody Truth is an unashamedly silly comedy based on the horror novel, whilst Jane Eyre is a captivating and broodingly powerful adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s gothic romance. The War of the Worlds, a New Theatre Royal co-production created by Rhum and Clay, is H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel for the modern age, playfully re-imagined for our era of Fake News and ‘alternative facts’.

The 2020 season also sees the return of Flux Festival of Dance and Visual Theatre, this year welcoming the internationally acclaimed Akram Khan Company to Portsmouth for the very first time alongside the return of companies such as BalletBoyz and Dane Hurst.

Festival of the Sea also returns for 2020, with a spotlight on The Problem With Plastic (and what to do about it). The programme includes English Chamber Orchestra’s musical celebration Sailing The Centuries, a compelling and amusing portrayal of one of our nation’s greatest heroes in Nelson – A Sailor’s Story and the winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award Drink Rum With Expats.

New Theatre Royal have also announced a new stage adaptation of The Snow Queen for Christmas 2020. Based on the much-loved fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen is a magical adventure for all the family and the inspiration for Disney’s Frozen.