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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.

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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.

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Creative England Announces “iWrite” Partnership

Monday, June 1, 2015

Creative England and five regional partners are launching a major England-wide programme to support emerging writers who are ready to develop their knowledge, craft and voice for the big screen. iWrite brings together five organisations who share deep regional roots and a longstanding commitment to developing new writing talent, including:

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Jackie Fielding

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Everyone in the office at Live Theatre is in shock this today at the incredibly sad news about our friend and colleague Jackie Fielding. Jackie worked on lots of projects at Live Theatre over the years and always brought a warmth, honesty and generosity to her work. She was great at galvanizing the many people she collaborated with.