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Disney is pleased to invite you to a FREE virtual theatre trip – tune in with your class and watch an exclusive screening of the Tony® award-winning musical NEWSIES.

About Newsies.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.

What’s on offer:

  • Free Online Production
  • Teaching Resources

Suitable for: KS3, KS4 & KS5 (the film is rated PG)
Subject links: Citizenship, Dance, Drama, English, PSHE
Dates available: From 14 June – 23 July 2021
Cost: Free

Find out more about the show.

Watch the Newsies trailer.

Take a look at their FAQs.

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Free teaching resources to support your virtual school trip.

To support your class’s virtual trip, you will have access to a Teachers’ Toolkit which includes a Study Guide consisting of six lesson plans, a video dance workshop and a video Q&A with members of the Disney team who brought NEWSIES to the stage.

More information about the Newsies Teacher Toolkit.

More information about the Newsies Study Guide.

How to watch Newsies.

Newsies will be available to stream from 14 June – 23 July 2021. The virtual screening and materials will be available via a unique passcode which will be sent to you in advance.

Register your interest.

In order to access the Newsies virtual school trip and resources, you need to register your interest by 10 June.

Register your interest.


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