SUPERHEROES and villains from the Marvel films and comic books are set to thrill North-East audiences for the first time next year when they fly in for a series of spectacular shows.

Marvel Universe LIVE! comes to the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle from November 21 to 24, 2019.

In this all-new production, produced by Feld Entertainment, Marvel fans will see Spiderman, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands.

Tickets go on pre-sale today and on general sale from November 16.

The show has already proved a smash hit in the US and audiences will witness cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, and impressive 3D video projection mapping in this completely new thrilling adventure. With aerial stunts, martial arts and daring motorcycle skills, fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel universe.

One of the stars of the show is aerial gymnast Ashley Olivier, who plays The Wasp.

“My role in the show is I get to kick a lot of bad guys’ butts," she says.

“She shows that girly girls can really hang with the boys. She’s very funky and she has what every girl loves, she has wings, she flies around, she’s sassy but she really does kick butt and it’s awesome to see and I love being able to bring that to life for the kids.”

One of the greatest super heroes of them all, Captain America, also stars in the show, and it’s a dream come true for Luke Sexton, who plays him.

“Being part of Marvel is a lifetime experience for me - Captain America is the first avenger, one of the most iconic comic book super heroes out there," he says.

“It’s amazing to play him every night, to see kids dressed up in full Captain America gear, watching the show with big smiles on their faces. It makes it worth it every night.

“You see little Captain Americas, little Thors, little Iron Men, little Black Panthers, Spiderman – they’re fighting, they’re web-slinging, doing everything we do on stage.”