Room on the Broom

@ Tyne Theatre & Opera House

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14 March 2023 - 15 March 2023

Tyne Theatre and Opera House welcome Tall Stories’ Olivier Award-nominated adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s classic picture book on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th March 2023. Directed by Olivia Jacobs, and following a summer run in London’s West End, Room on the Broom has been enchanting everyone aged 3 and upwards. Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in this fun-filled magical musical adaptation.

The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two… just as the hungry dragon appears! Will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?


With enchanting puppetry, sing-a-long songs and hilarious fun, ‘Room on the Broom’ is an ideal summer family treat and a magical introduction to theatre for young children.

Acclaimed theatre company Tall Stories is renowned for its joyful, fun-filled productions for family audiences that have toured all over the world. The company’s adaptations of the best-selling picture books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have included productions of ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘The Smeds and The Smoos’, ‘The Snail and the Whale’ and ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’.

Theatre Director Joanne Johnson says: “Tall Stories’ Room on the Broom is a very popular adaption with young families and we’re delighted to be welcoming the production to Tyne Theatre and Opera House. Musical and magical, we hope audiences enjoy this special show when it joins us next March.”

This ‘Room on the Broom’ live show was created in 2008 by Tall Stories and has toured the UK and Ireland extensively, as well as numerous international tours including Australia (inc. Sydney Opera House), Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and Poland. The show has also been translated into German where it tours regularly with Junges Theater, Bonn. In 2013 ‘Room on the Broom’ was nominated for a prestigious Olivier Award for Best Family & Entertainment production.

Tyne Theatre & Opera House
117 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

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