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Key Change Presented by Open Clasp

Top award for Open Clasp’s Key Change at the Edinburgh Fringe

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

  What do women in prison say to a captured audience of men? Devised by women in HMP Low Newton Key Change is a unique opportunity to hear their voices. Honest, powerful, and very funny, Key Change is a raw and authentic portrayal of the lives of women in prison.

Lee Hall’s latest play, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is a sell-out and critical success at the Edinburgh Fringe

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Live Theatre’s first ever co-production with National Theatre of Scotland, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour written Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, The Pitmen Painters) has been a sell-out success at its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The play was sold out in advance of its two week run at the Traverse Theatre and has garnered critical acclaim from reviewers and audiences alike. Our Ladies… has its English premiere at Live Theatre, Newcastle from Thursday 1 to Saturday 24 October.

Live Theatre involved with five shows at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Monday, July 20, 2015

Live Theatre is involved with five productions at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, including Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, the world premiere of a new play by Lee Hall; bursary-winning play The Soaking of Vera Shrimp; the Fringe debut of all-female sketch group Your Aunt Fanny; Key Change, a play made with female prisoners in association with Open Clasp, and bite-sized music based comedy Mixtape.

Presented by Members of Live's Youth Theatre

Rehearsals underway for Live Theatre’s Youth Theatre Festival

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Rehearsals are now underway for Our World, Live Theatre’s 16th annual Youth Theatre Festival. The event, which will be at the quayside venue from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 August, features theatre productions, a short film as well as an Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy preview.

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour by Lee Hall

Cast announced for Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Friday, June 19, 2015

The all female cast of young Scottish actresses has just been announced in Live Theatre and National Theatre of Scotland's world premiere of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour based on The Sopranos by cult Scottish novelist Alan Warner, and adapted for the stage by award-winning writer Lee Hall (The Pitmen Painters, Billy Elliot).

Is there life on Mars?

Thursday, June 11, 2015

On Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 June Live Theatre will be presenting Red is the New Blue an out of this world show that has been created as part of Live Theatre’s Live Lab programme, which aims to develop new talent and give theatre makers a forum to try out new material and gain insightful feedback.