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Casting announced for Zoe Cooper’s premiere of Petrification at Live Theatre, Newcastle

Friday, May 6, 2016

The cast for the world premiere of Petrification at Live Theatre, Newcastle from Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 May 2016 have been confirmed. James Baxter (BBC1’s Still Open All Hours), Neil Grainger (BBC2’s Hebburn) and Jamie Quinn (BBC Scotland’s Still Game) will star in writer Zoe Cooper’s (Nativities, Live Theatre) new theatre production Petrification directed by Mark Maughan (National Theatre, Paines Plough).

Stunning Quayside Development Completed by Live Theatre

Friday, April 22, 2016

Live Works quayside office development by Live Theatre is now complete. Live Works forms part of a continuing diversification of the Live Theatre business model, and will provide an additional commercial income stream from its letting enabling Live Theatre to grow and sustain its work in the production of new plays, developing creative talent, education and participation.

Live Theatre Announce First Performance in the new Live Garden

Friday, April 15, 2016

MOBILE, a Live Theatre and The Marlowe Theatre co-commission, presented by The Paper Birds will be the first performance to take place in the new Live Garden on Newcastle Quayside. Opening at Live Theatre on Wednesday 8 June, it will run until Sunday 26 June before touring the UK in July.

Corrie regular Katy Cavanagh returns to the region of her birth, to star in the World Premiere of Iris by Alison Carr at Live Theatre, Newcastle

Monday, March 7, 2016

The cast for the world premiere of Iris at Live Theatre, Newcastle have been confirmed and start rehearsals today at the Quayside based theatre. Katy Cavanagh who played Julie Carp, a regular in Coronation Street between 2009 and 2015 stars as Julie, the central character who returns home after living away. Katy, who was born in Whitley Bay, returns to the region making her first appearance at Live Theatre, in this play set in a north eastern coastal town, very similar to Whitley Bay.

Creative partnership between MHW and Live Theatre

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Leading North East PR consultancy MHW has established a three-year partnership with nationally renowned Live Theatre. The announcement cements a creative relationship that has existed between the two Newcastle-based organisations for around 10 years.

Punching the Sky a play about the Internet, parenting & peer pressure

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.