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Restoration work goes on at Newcastle's Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal in the centre of Newcastle. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The auditorium being restored. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The work to restore the auditorium cost £5 million. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The project to restore the backstage areas will cost around £500,000 and take a year to complete. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

More restoration work has begun at Newcastle's Theatre Royal.

There has recently been a focus on improving backstage areas, including dressing rooms.

The work will cost around £500,000 and take a year to complete. It comes just a few years after a £5 million project to return the auditorium to its original Victorian splendour.

The Two Worlds of Charlie F comes to Newcastle

A play that is based on the lives of injured servicemen and women is coming to Newcastle's Theatre Royal as part of its nationwide tour.

'The Two Worlds of Charlie F' is unique as its cast is made up largely of former and current soldiers who were injured while they were serving with the armed forces.

Phil Roscoe went along to find out more.

Watch his full report below.

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Jack and the Beanstalk breaks sales records

The Jack and the Beanstalk cast

Jack and the Beanstalk, the Theatre Royal’s 2013/14 pantomime, has broken all previous records and become the most successful pantomime in the theatre’s 176 year history. **

Actors on stage at the Theatre Royal

Over 36,000 tickets have already been sold for next year’s show Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs_, which will mark Clive Webb and Danny Adams’ tenth anniversary at the theatre.**

Record sales, Jack and the Beanstalk

Tom Conti: "I'm still acting to pay the bills"

He is one of the country's best-loved and most-respected actors and until Saturday Tom Conti will be playing to audiences in our region.

He is taking on the role of a television journalist who finds himself accused of murder in the play Rough Justice at Newcastle's Theatre Royal.

He spoke to our correspondent Kenny Toal.

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