Wednesday, October 1, 2014
20 years on, Afrovibes celebrates the end of apartheid with a festival of contemporary award-winning South African productions, performances and screenings, alongside a Township Cafe at Northern Stage: a lively meeting-place and the backdrop for a festival fringe of free events, exhibitions, late-night music and great South African-themed food.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Until Saturday 11 October 2014Wet HouseA Live Theatre ProductionWritten by Paddy CampbellDirected by Max RobertsDesigned by Gary McCann Theatregoers are being invited to two free events at Newcastle’s Live Theatre to coincide with the award-winning show Wet House by Paddy Campbell. The play, which is set in a wet house, a homeless hostel where residents can drink alcohol, was voted one of the top 10 plays of 2013 by The Guardian.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Wednesday 15 to Saturday 18 October, 8pm The Soaking of Vera Shrimp Presented by Live Theatre & The Empty Space, in association with Rosie & MeWritten by Alison Carr Directed by Rosie Kellagher Performed by Tessa Parr
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Vote for Live Theatre: The My Theatre Matters! campaign, in association with Smooth Radio, are searching for the UK Theatre that makes its audiences feel most at home.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
The cast has been announced for Live Theatre’s new autumn play Flying Into Daylight as Summer Strallen and Jos Vantyler in the two lead roles. Flying Into Daylight is a vibrant and life-affirming journey with live music and passionate Tango, written by Emmy award-winning screen writer, Ron Hutchinson. It has its World Premiere at Live Theatre from Thursday 27 November to Saturday 20 December 2014.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Architects Flanagan Lawrence will give a public talk at 6pm on Thursday 4 September at Live Theatre about their designs for Live Theatre’s new Quayside Development. The development includes a new commercial office building completing the gap in the Newcastle Quayside facade, and a new public park and performance space, and will transform an existing 19th century alms house into a children and young people’s writing centre.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A year and a day after it received its world premiere at Live Theatre in Newcastle the award-winning play Wet House by Paddy Campbell is making a triumphant return to the quayside theatre as part of an exciting new tour.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
To mark the opening of Afrovibes Festival the words of Nelson Mandela have been set to music in a specially commissioned traditional English choral piece, to be sung by a ‘virtual choir’.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Rehearsals for Live Theatre’s 15th annual Youth Theatre Festival, Right Here, Right Now, began this week. From Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 August, young people from Live's Youth Theatre will present four evenings of entertainment based around the theme of current affairs. Right Here, Right Now showcases new work by Live Theatre's exceptionally talented home-grown Youth Theatre.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Wednesday 16 to Saturday 19 July (Edinburgh Festival Fringe Previews) Wednesday 15 to Saturday 25 OctoberGood Timin’Written & Performed by Ian MclaughlinDirected by Max RobertsDesigned by Amy Watts