The Theatre Royal in Newcastle upon Tyne has announced its new season for the Spring and Summer of 2010.

Highlights include the West End hit Calendar Girls arriving in late March, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic, Whistle Down The Wind and the return of Opera North in June.

The season in summary:

Enjoy - MON 8 - SAT 13 MAR - Alan Bennett’s comedy starring Alison Steadman and David Troughton

Swan Lake - TUE 16 - SAT 27 MAR - Matthew Bourne’s triumphant modern re-interpretation

Calendar Girls - MON 29 MAR - SAT 10 APR - A group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon

Adolf Hitler - My Part in his Downfall - TUE 13 - SAT 17 APR Hit comedy based on Spike Milligan’s war memoirs

Circus Hilarious - SAT 24 APR - It’s back! The UK’s No1 Circus of Laughter

The History Boys - TUE 4 - SAT 8 MAY - Alan Bennett’s much loved play set in the north of England

Carl Rosa - Pirates of Penzance - TUE 18 - SAT 22 MAY Lock up your daughters, the pirates are coming to town!

Companhia de Dança - Deborah Colker - TUE 25 - WED 26 MAY The Brazilians return to the UK to present their latest work Cruel

Whistle Down The Wind - MON 31 May - SAT 12 JUNE - Andrew Lloyd Webber’s extraordinary and uplifting tale about the transforming power of love

Andy Hamilton - Hat of Doom Tour - SUN 13 JUNE An evening with one of Britain’s most prolific and successful comedy writers

Dad’s Army Marches On - MON 14 - SAT 19 JUNE Madcap mayhem from the would be heroes of Walmington-on-Sea

Opera North - TUE 22 - SAT 26 JUNE - La Bohème, Maria Stuarda and Rusalka