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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
In the run up and aftermath of the Election voters are being invited to Live Theatre for the world premiere of What Falls Apart written by Torben Betts.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
2015 marks the re-launch of Live Theatre’s Live Lab programme with more opportunities for
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Multi award-winning theatre company The Paper Birds (On the One Hand, Thirsty, In A Thousand Pieces) have used real life stories from the front line of poverty and debt in the UK to create a new piece of verbatim theatre called Broke which will be presented at Live Theatre this February.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
From Robin French, the award-winning writer of Bear Hug (Royal Court) and screenwriter of Cuckoo (BBC 3), comes a double bill of piercingly funny and irreverent plays about what it means to live and love in the 21st century – with Ikea and cannibalism.
Friday, December 5, 2014
WORK has begun on a key £10m development which will help complete one of Tyneside’s most iconic views. In February this year Newcastle’s Live Theatre’s purchased Quayside land and buildings to create LiveWorks - a development of commercial office space, a public park and a children and young people’s writing centre,
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Max Roberts, Artistic Director of Newcastle’s Live Theatre, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters (Hon DLitt.) recognising the international profile he has created for the region through theatre at Northumbria University, Newcastle today (2 December 2014).
Friday, November 28, 2014
The World Premiere of Flying Into Daylight, which opens at Live Theatre, Newcastle will take audiences on a journey to Buenos Aires for the evening. Previewing this weekend Flying Into Daylight is a brand new play written by Emmy award-winning screen writer, Ron Hutchinson and stars times Olivier Award nominated Summer Strallen and Theatre Choice Award Winner Jos Vantyler.