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Creative England Announces “iWrite” Partnership

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:

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Jackie Fielding

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.

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Live Theatre and The Empty Space award innovative theatre company fanSHEN the 2015 Live Lab Bursary

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.

Live Theatre receives Big Lottery grant to extend the reach of its education projects

Friday, April 17, 2015

Live Theatre, based on Newcastle’s quayside, has received a £108,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund to extend its education and participation work with children and young people, over three years. The Big Lottery grant will allow Live Theatre to take its Youth Theatre and drama provision to disadvantaged children and young people in South East Northumberland.

Rendezvous Julia Darling

Rendezvous Writers Revealed

Monday, April 13, 2015

Live Theatre is pleased to announce the writers that will be taking part in Rendezvous, an event which celebrates the work of novelist, poet and playwright Julia Darling, which will be at the quayside Theatre from Thursday 28 May to Saturday 6 June at 7.30pm.

What Falls Apart by Torben Betts

Cast announced for explosive political drama

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cast announced for explosive political drama Wednesday 22 April to Saturday 16 May What Falls ApartA hotel bar at midnight: Principles and passions collide in this explosive political dramaA World PremiereA Live Theatre ProductionWritten by Torben BettsDirected by Max RobertsDesign by Isla Shaw

Professional actors, including a former Live Youth Theatre member, confirmed for Day of the Flymo

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Two professional actors have been confirmed for Day of the Flymo, a new play by Paddy Campbell, the award-winning writer of Wet House which premieres at Live Theatre, Newcastle from Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 April, Jill Dellow and Akemnji Ndifornyen join talented young cast members Kalem Patterson (age 13, from Ryton), Tezney Mulroy (age 17, from Newcastle), and Sophie Pitches (age 16, from North Shields) all from Live’s Youth Theatre.