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).
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.
Monday, June 8, 2015
Head down to NE1’s Quayside Seaside on Wednesday 10 June to meet poet Simon Mole and artist Peader Kirk between 1 and 5pm.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Live Theatre and Northumbria University are delighted to announce its first partnership Writer in Residence, launching a three year collaborative Writer Residency programme that will run from 2015 to 2018.
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:
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.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
This week Live Theatre announced its June to December 2015 season with an exciting collaboration with National Theatre of Scotland on Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (Thursday 1 to Saturday 24 October), a new play by Lee Hall (The Pitmen Painters)
Monday, May 11, 2015
Rehearsals got underway today for Live Theatre’s production Rendezvous, five new short plays celebrating the life and work of novelist, poet and playwright Julia Darling, who died following a lengthy battle with breast cancer in 2005.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Live Theatre and The Empty Space have awarded the 2015 Live Lab Bursary to London based theatre company fanSHEN to develop their new show Lists for the end of the world. The Live Lab Bursary offers £2000 to an innovative theatre maker or company to develop a new piece of work. It is designed to encourage practitioners to explore different ways in which text and performance can be brought together. The 2015 bursary marks the re-launch of Live Lab, Live Theatre’s talent development programme.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
To mark the beginning of election week Live Theatre has programmed a series of exciting events to coincide with its latest production What Falls Apart.