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Hold the press! Newsies is in the West End for 2022

Newsies The Musical Newsies is heading for the West End in 2022. Nobody knows when, or where. We’re keeping our eyes open for a cast announcement. We know the show’s Twitter account has kicked off, and we all know what that means. The show is definitely on the road.

There’s a Newsies website, another hint things are underway behind the scenes.

What’s the plot of Newsies?

Prepare for some gritty reporting. The scene is turn-of-the century New York City. This is the inspiring story of Jack Kelly, a newsboy with a difference who leads a band of teen ‘newsies’. When the publishing giants try to play dirty with them, Jack rallies newsies from across the city. They go on strike against unfair conditions and begin a battle for what's right.

Based on the 1992 film, itself based on a true story, the Tony Award-winning score comes from Alan Menken and Jack Feldman. The book’s by another Tony Award winner, Harvey Fierstein, and there’s a bundle of songs that have fast become classics: Carrying the Banner, Seize the Day, Santa Fe and more.

Walk this way for a thrilling message set against a timeless vintage landscape and a real family favourite.

We’ll reveal more as soon as we know it.