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Welcome to Metropolitan Players new website.

The site will keep you up-to-date with everything associated with the company.

Over time we will be progressively uploading data about our past productions.


We are now into the second week of our season of "Les Miserables" and we are thrilled with its success.  The response from the audience is incredible and the show is getting standing ovations every night.  Our cast, crew, orchestra and production team have worked so very hard and it is the most wonderful way to celebrate 40 years of producing musical theatre in Newcastle. 



We had a very successful media launch at the Civic Theatre on Tuesday, 18 July.  The cast sang a number of items from the show as a taster and the feedback was excellent.  We also took photos for the program and you can see an example how wonderful these are below.  You can also go to our Facebook page to see live footage of the launch.

The rest of our advertising continues with the "Les Mis" bus, TV, billboard and a banner outside the theatre.


Our advertising campaign for "Les Miserables" is now underway, starting with the billboard at Broadmeadow.  This will be followed by bus, TV and theatre banner advertising.



The official poster for our production of "Les Miserables" has now been released.  Tickets are on sale at the Civic Theatre box office or via Ticketek on 49291977.


After a very extensive audition process looking at 205 auditionees and having some very difficult decisions to make, we are thrilled to announce the cast for our production of "Les Miserables" at the Civic Theatre Newcastle, 16-26 August 2017.

  • VALJEAN - Chris Maxfield
  • JAVERT - Simon Redhead
  • FANTINE - Rachel Parrish
  • EPONINE - Stephanie Priest
  • MARIUS - Luke Baker
  • COSETTE - Chloe Jeffrey-Williams
  • ENJOLRAS - Peter Willis
  • THENARDIER - Tony Fletcher
  • MME THENARDIER - Annie Devine
  • GAVROCHE - Timothy Davies
  • YOUNG COSETTE - Frankie Parris
  • YOUNG EPONINE - Zamika Grant
 Sophie Aked Joanna Andrew 
 Luke Aspinall  Andrew Black
 Daniel Bourke  Mel Box
 Shane Bransdon  Marjorie Butcher
 John Campbell  Luke Carroll
 James Chapman  Juliette Coates
 Megan Connelly  Hayley Doherty
 Brett Edman  Bec Fitzsimmons
 Nicola Fraietta  Matthew Gallimore
 Tegan Gow  Ty Hamilton
 Brent Hanson  Ali Hodge
 Drew Holmes  Niemah Jones
 Konstance Koedam  Dominic Lacey
 James Laundon  Alison Lobb
 Gary Martin  Freya Meredith
 Jonathan Murphy  Olivia O'Brien
 Daniel Ott  Harold Phipps
 Rory Pollack  Luke Power
 Alex Rigby  Eloise Rowland
 Kiani Sansom  Jonathan Scott
 Nick Stabler  Robert Stuart
 Claire Thomas  John Thomas
 Allison Van Gaal  Rob Vidler
 Elliott Walker  Dain Watts
 Maddie Watts  Megan Williams
 Malcolm Young  


At the annual CONDA Awards on Saturday 26 November, our production of "Wicked" won 5 awards in the following categories:

  • Musical Production
  • Director of a Musical - Julie Black
  • Lead Actress in a Musical - Tayla Choice
  • Costume Design - Bev Fewins & Steven Harrison
  • Hair & Wig Design - George Francis
We had also received nominations in the following areas:
  • Ensemble Acting
  • Lead Actress in a Musical - Rachel Davies
  • Musical Direction - Greg Paterson
  • Set Design - Graeme Black & Donna Nipperess
  • Choreography - Kirby-Leigh Coker & James Tolhurst
  • Lighting Design - Jacob Harwood
This is an outstanding result and huge congratulations to everyone involved in "Wicked". The citation from the CONDA judges said 'The audiences of Wicked were transported from their seats into the Land of Oz and the Emerald City with this visual and aural feast of colour, life, laughs and the occasional tear.  It  pulled together performance and massive production elements to a foremost degree to deliver a highly engaging and magical show to a professional standard. A superb audience experience.' 

This is now the fifth year in a row that the company has won the CONDA Award for best musical.  This is a massive testament to the hard work and dedication of our amazing production team who each year strive for the highest quality possible.

The other exciting part of the night was that our Director, Julie Black, received the final award for Outstanding Achievement in Newcastle Theatre 2016.  This is a very deserved award and a great recognition of Julie's incredible contribution to Newcastle theatre.


Metropolitan Players are very proud to announce that to celebrate our 40th anniversary our production for 2017 will be "Les Miserables".  The show will be staged at the Civic Theatre Newcastle from August 16-26.
Auditions will be held on the following dates:

  • Friday 11 November (booked out)
  • Saturday 12 November 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday 13 November 10am to 4pm
  • Friday 18 November (booked out)
  • Saturday 19 November 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday 20 November 10am to 4pm
You need to ring 49485568 for details and to book an audition time.



Season Opens - Saturday, August 19, 2017
See below for details. 
Media Launch - Thursday, July 20, 2017
See below for details. 
Billboard Advertising - Monday, May 29, 2017
See below for details. 
Les Miserables Poster - Sunday, March 05, 2017
See below for details. 
Les Miserables Cast - Sunday, December 18, 2016
See below for details. 
Les Miserables for 2017 - Friday, November 04, 2016
See below for details.