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An evening of six exhilarating new short plays by young writers from Gateshead and Sunderland

Monday, November 30, 2015

Thursday 3 – Saturday 5 December 2015 Turning Pages Turning Pages is an exhilarating selection of new short plays written by young playwrights which opens this week and runs at Live Theatre from Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 December 2015. The six plays will be brought to life in Live Theatre’s Main Theatre by a professional cast that includes Chris Connel (The Pitmen Painters, Wet House), Natalie Jamieson (Michaela’s Mistake) and Donald McBride (The Pitmen Painters, Chalet Lines).

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour 2016 Tour Announced

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

National Theatre of Scotland and Live Theatre present Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour Adapted by Lee Hall from the novel The Sopranos by Alan Warner. Directed by Vicky Featherstone Music Supervisor, Martin Lowe Designed by Chloe Lamford Lighting Design by Lizzie Powell Choregraphy by Imogen Knight

January to June 2016 Season: Now on Sale

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A new season of entertaining, imaginative and engaging theatre has been launched this week by Live Theatre. Next summer there is an exciting collaboration with Carnegie Medal-winning author, David Almond (Skellig),to present The Savage (30 June to 23 July), his first full length play for Live Theatre. Next year also sees a welcome return for Alison Carr, with the world premiere of Iris (6 April to 30 April), a heady cocktail of caustic humour and tender pathos and her first full-length show in Live’s main theatre.

Grandad and the Machine

Catch Jack Dean’s new steampunk fairytale for grownups at Live Theatre next week

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

  Jack Dean is association with LittleMighty presentsGrandad and the MachineWritten, performed and with music by Jack Dean On Wednesday 16 September at 7.30pm award-winning theatre-maker, poet and performer Jack Dean brings his new show Grandad and the Machine toLive Theatre. Described as a steampunk fairytale for grownups Grandad and the Machine mixes vivid storytelling with an original live music score.

My Theatre Matters Awards

Vote for Live Theatre in the My Theatre Matters! Awards 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

My Theatre Matters, in association with Smooth Radio, are searching for the UK Theatre that makes its audiences feel most at home. If you think Live Theatre deserves the accolade of The UK's Most Welcoming Theatre then you can vote here. Voting opens at 9am on Friday 4 September and closes at 12pm on Friday 25 September.

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.