Monday, February 29, 2016
Punching the Sky at Live Theatre at 7.30pm on Wednesday 9 March is writer Lizi Patch’s personal response to discovering her 11 year old son had been shown graphic online images. The play tells the true story of a young boy’s experience of stumbling across online pornography. This very personal account, written and performed by his mother, shines a light on the extraordinary public and media response to a blogpost she wrote about the experience in her attempt to reach out and make sense of what felt like a monumental failure as a parent.
Friday, February 26, 2016
Six young writers aged 13 and 14 years old from The Northumberland Church of England Academy in Ashington, will have plays that they have written performed at Live Theatre on Friday 4 March.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
From Wednesday 6 to Saturday 30 April, Newcastle playwright Alison Carr brings her heady world of caustic humour and tender pathos to Live Theatre for the world premiere of Iris. Directed by Live Theatre’s Artistic Director Max Roberts, Iris is Alison’s first full-length play to be presented on Live Theatre’s main stage.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Two North East based theatre makers have been selected for this year’s Bridging the Gap scheme. The Six Twenty and theatre maker Zoe Murtagh were selected by the seven venues supporting the scheme, after submitting successful applications for their work to be considered. Now both companies will each work with four venues taking part in the BTG scheme over the next few months to develop new productions, which will be presented in the autumn.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Live Theatre welcomes three thought-provoking pieces of visiting theatre in March, all powerful one woman shows with strong female lead characters. The plays cover themes from a young woman out of control on drink and drugs in Cardiff, to a mother discovering her young son had been shown pornography by a classmate and one woman’s hilarious quest to find ‘the one’.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Call out for Live Theatre and Northumbria University’s second joint Writer in Residence Live Theatre and Northumbria University are delighted to announce a call out for applications for their joint Writer in Residence to work across both organisations for a year from September 2016.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Live Theatre has received an award for the highest level of environmental excellence, the prestigious 3 Star Creative Industry Green (IG) certification in recognition of its commitment to reducing its environmental impact.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Tuesday 9 to Saturday 13 February 2016 Live Lab Elevator Presented as part of Live Theatre’s Live Lab programme From Tuesday 9 to Saturday 13 February celebrate the best new theatre from the North East and beyond with Live Lab Elevator an unmissable weeklong event at Live Theatre.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
An extra performance of critically-acclaimed play Land of Our Fathers, has been added at Live Theatre, Newcastle in January due to popular demand. A matinee performance has been added at 2pm on Thursday 28 February, as tickets for the other performances between Wednesday 27 and Saturday 30 January 2016 have almost sold out.
Monday, December 21, 2015
We'd like to share our seasonal video message celebrating some of Live Theatre's highlights and achievements in 2015. Thank you to all of all of our audiences, participants, funders and partners for making it another successful year. We would like to wish you all a happy holiday season from all at Live Theatre and look forward to seeing you in 2016.