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What Falls Apart by Torben Betts

Cast announced for explosive political drama

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cast announced for explosive political drama Wednesday 22 April to Saturday 16 May What Falls ApartA hotel bar at midnight: Principles and passions collide in this explosive political dramaA World PremiereA Live Theatre ProductionWritten by Torben BettsDirected by Max RobertsDesign by Isla Shaw

Professional actors, including a former Live Youth Theatre member, confirmed for Day of the Flymo

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Two professional actors have been confirmed for Day of the Flymo, a new play by Paddy Campbell, the award-winning writer of Wet House which premieres at Live Theatre, Newcastle from Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 April, Jill Dellow and Akemnji Ndifornyen join talented young cast members Kalem Patterson (age 13, from Ryton), Tezney Mulroy (age 17, from Newcastle), and Sophie Pitches (age 16, from North Shields) all from Live’s Youth Theatre in this play which follows the chaotic lives of three young people as their family life falls apart.

Live Theatre appoints Knight Frank as Letting Agents on prestigious Live Works project

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Knight Frank has been appointed letting agent on Live Theatre’s prestigious, Flanagan Lawrence designed, Live Works development on Newcastle’s Quayside, the first new speculative office scheme to start on Newcastle’s Quayside for over seven years. The £10 million capital scheme by Live Theatre has involved the purchase of Quayside frontage and land and buildings adjacent to the theatre to create new income streams for Live Theatre. These will be realised by a 14,000 sq ft of new office space, a new public park and a children and young people’s writing centre.

Zoe Hakin - Mixtape

C’mon everybody! Mixtape Rock n’ Roll at Live Theatre

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Mixtape is altering the theatre circuit with their bite-sized micro-plays inspired by music. Part theatre show and part pop quiz Mixtape is the perfect night out for theatre, music and pub quiz fans. Conceived by theatre director Melanie Rashbrooke, Mixtape is a night of theatrical madness written and performed by some of the most exciting writers and theatre makers in the north east.

Live Theatre Gaines new apprentice

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

This week we welcomed our latest recruit in the shape of 18 year old Tristan Gaines who has joined the company in the role of technical apprentice

Young cast announced for Day of the Flymo, a new play by Paddy Campbell, the award-winning writer of Wet House

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Three young actors from Live’s Youth Theatre have been cast for Day of the Flymo, a brand new play written by award-winning playwright Paddy Campbell (Wet House). Day of the Flymo looks at the chaotic lives of three young people as their family life falls apart. The World Premiere of Day of the Flymo is at Live Theatre, Newcastle from Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 April 2015 and is Paddy’s second full length play.

Donna Disco by Lee Mattinson

Sell out hit Donna Disco returns to Live Theatre to kick off National Tour

Monday, February 9, 2015

Rehearsals start at Live Theatre this week for the return of sell-out hit Donna Disco by Lee Mattinson (Chalet Lines) in preparation for a National Tour which kicks off at the Newcastle Theatre from Thursday 26 February to Saturday 28 February at 7.30pm. The play, which was described as “A tour de force of writing, acting and directing...”, is a one-woman show about a larger-than-life and disenfranchised fourteen-year-old girl Donna who develops an unlikely, but ultimately life-changing, friendship with her colourful cross-dressing neighbour Stuart.

Fleabag lead image

Multi-award winning play Fleabag comes to Live Theatre

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The multi-award winning production of Fleabag from DryWrite and Soho Theatre comes to Live Theatre, Newcastle at 7.30pm Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 March, as part of a UK. Since its first work in progress at Soho Theatre, the writer of Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been announced as joint winner of the Critics’ Circle Most Promising Playwright 2013, alongside Rory Kinnear; won the Stage Best Solo Performer 2013 as well as two Off West End Awards for Most Promising New Playwright and Best Female Performance. Waller-Bridge has also been nominated for an Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright and an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre.